A Review of Introducing HTML5

introducing html5 book review

This book shows you all the new tags that HTML5 introduces, how to use them, and how they will be practically used in the future. The book also touches on SEO and how HTML5 will help search engines become more efficient.

Remy Sharp and Bruce Lawson made this book very informative, while keeping it simple to read. The book reads cover to cover very quickly – it is not boring like most “coding” books. I strongly recommend this if you are just learning HTML5.

Key Takeaways

  • HTML5 is not near as strict with syntax – it is very “loose.”
  • Header, Nav, Aside, Article, Section, and Footer tags will become very useful in the future – especially with SEO standards.
  • The new <details> tag will introduce expanding/collapsing areas that require NO Javascript!
  • The <ol> tag is back! It will now feature several parameters to accomplish a lot of new things (start, reversed, etc.)
  • Stream Audio and Video that is cross-browser compliant without the use of deprecated <object> or <embed> tags.

My Favorite Feature: The <canvas> Tag

This remarkable tag will allow us to do incredible things in HTML5 that we could never do before without the use of a lot of Flash. Want to know the best part? It will be cross browser compliant and work in Mobile browsers, such as Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

You can purchase the book and see a lot of great HTML5 examples here

Post by Travis Hoglund
Zer0 to 5ive Senior Developer
Twitter: @thoglund