Published March 2015
HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web development technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to get started. You’ll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, and discover how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without resorting to complex workarounds.
If you’ve picked up a copy of this book, it’s likely that you’ve dabbled to some degree in HTML and CSS. You might even be a bit of a seasoned pro in certain areas of markup, styling, or scripting, and now want to extend those skills further by dipping into the features and technologies associated with HTML5 and CSS3. Learning a new task can be difficult. You may have limited time to invest in poring over the official documentation and specifications for these web-based languages. You also might be turned off by some of the overly technical books that work well as references but provide little in the way of real-world, practical examples.
our goal with this book is to help you learn through hands-on, practical instruction that will assist you to tackle the real-world problems you face in building websites today—with a specific focus on HTML5 and CSS3. But this is more than just a step-by-step tutorial. Along the way, we’ll provide plenty of theory and technical information to help fill in any gaps in your understanding— the whys and hows of these new technologies—while doing our best not to overwhelm you with the sheer volume of cool new stuff.
Alexis got her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. She runs her own software development and training company, aut faciam LLC. She is a teacher and a co-organizer of Girl Develop It.
Louis Lazaris has been designing and developing websites for more than 10 years. He is a co-author of HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World, published by SitePoint, and he writes regularly for a number of top design and development blogs.