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"HTML5 is the 'future of the web.' How many times have you heard that? If you really want to understand the family of technologies that make up HTML5, read this book! Head First HTML5 Programming is the definitive book on HTML5 for everyone from beginners to experienced developers."
"HTML5 is a cake with many layers of technologies. Head First HTML5 Programming bakes that cake, and then throws it at your face. You will consume deliciousness and rejoice. "
"This ain't your grandpa's DHTML! Head First HTML5 Programming paints a hopeful and confident picture of the future of the Web through HTML5, while empowering you to code your own ticket there. If you're seeking a definitive, accessible, and at times pretty funny guidebook to this standard, look no further."
"HTML5 is the hottest new technology for website development. Developers far and wide cant wait to put it to use to build flexible, rich media websites that also work great on tablets and smart phones. Head First HTML5 Programming is the best and funnest way to feed this exciting new technology to your brain. I highly recommend it!"
"Straightforward, informative and entertaining, Head First HTML5 Programming is a must for anyone wanting to get started with HTML5 or just to refresh their skills. The Head First series helps me to keep my technical skills up to date allowing me to better support my developers and projects."
"With Head First HTML5 Programming, the multiplicity of HTML5 is approached with a multiplicity in the medium that makes the hard work of learning fun."
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"This book is a rollicking ride through the wild new territory of HTML5, where we are all bound to be battling scorpions for years. It takes you through basic concepts so you understand the purposes of the HTML5 design, and then into each area so you know your way around. Like all Head First books, it replaces dry recitation with lively, memorable, fact-laden bursts of information. I will always have the formal HTML5 spec web site for reference purposes, but Id rather *learn* it lively."
"Head First HTML5 Programming is a great book! For being a teaching book its very effective and is a much more interesting read than most tech teaching books are...The book is very entertaining to read as well and because of the subtle use of repetition, I found myself not having to refer back as much because I actually remembered the information...I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking at doing any type of web development or even WebOS development too, as it uses many of the HTML5 concepts which are taught in the book."
-- , AnythingButApple
"I'm still very much a novice when it comes to web developer, but was able to make it through the first few chapters without much trouble. Once I got deeper into the book, however, I decided to switch over to O'Reilly's Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML for a refresher course. With that knowledge firmly in my head, I was able to get through the rest of the book without much outside research. By the time I got to the new tags, I started figuring out steps well before they were introduced in the book. I don't recommend jumping ahead in any chapters - even if you already know it - but it is the best testament possible for the book's methods. They work."
-- , Game Vortex
"You'll get a book that focuses on helping you "get" HTML5 and helping you not to forget what you learned...I highly recommend this book. It is aimed to help you learn, have fun while you're learning, and to help you retain this knowledge so you can go out there and do great HTML5 stuff."
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"If youve been wondering about the new features in HTML5, this book is a good introduction. The authors have stuck to the parts of HTML5 that are pretty well defined, and stayed away from those parts of the standard that are still changing. The Head First style presents you with the material from many different angles, which helps to make sure that your brain holds onto it. One of my daughters is interested in web programming. She needs just a little more CSS learning and then shell be ready to step up to dynamic HTML / HTML5. When she is, Ill be handing her a copy of this book."
-- , Ted Leung on the Air/Sauria.com
"Eric Freeman & Elisabeth Robson have done the community a great favor with the addition of Head First HTML5 Programming. If you are a designer or product manager or backend engineer (though as the latter you will have to get past the less serious tone you may be accustomed to) then this book is for you...Its really hard to write a book for the complete newbie yet remain technically accurate. The authors have done this and more. Let the shared understanding grow. Highly recommended."
-- , Looks Good Works Well
"A excellent book for coders interested in learning HTML5 in a quick, memorable, and practical way. "
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"No matter if you are developing a website or a game, this book will help you to understand the concepts of HTML5 and how to use all new features provided by this specification (review in Brazilian Portuguese)." Full Review >
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"We all have enjoyed reading the Head First series of books and this book i.e Head First HTML5 Programming is no different. The authors Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson have kept the content in the book as much practical as possible which means that your are more of coding than reading. Not all the features of HTML 5 have been covered and the few which were not covered, the authors have mentioned them in the Appendices. But the authors have covered quite a few important and tough to understand features." Full Review >
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"Per the authors, this book is targeted to anyone willing to learn and who is not "completely new" to writing web pages. Don't be fooled, that doesn't mean if you've been writing web pages for years that you will be bored. This is a Head First book, I've never been bored with any Head First book I've ever read." Full Review >
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"I love this book! It is written in such a manner that I retain what I read, as if it is written just for me. You can't ask for more than that from an author. Their way of going about teaching you is, in my opinion, the greatest thing since sliced bread. It is written in a conversational style, with graphics which evoke emotions. This helps you to retain what you read, because as the authors say, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' " Full Review >
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"Head First HTML5 is a good book on HTML5, and by the end you will have a good familiarity with HTML5's core components. The example projects worked through in the book are good and relevant. For example Chapter Five introduces location awareness and uses Google's geolocation tools to show the location of your device and later even maps it using Google Maps." Full Review >
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"As the title says, the book is about HTML5 programming. What is less obvious is that the book is not so much about the markup language, as I expected when I ordered the book. I am delighted to see that it is the integration of several diverse technologies that when put together make a powerful and effective Web application development environment." Full Review >
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"This is the first (and LAST) book from the Head First series that I will be reading. I don't want to do crossword puzzles or look at pictures of tigers to learn HTML5. I want a moderately serious book that conveys a technological topic. These books are radically different from the core O'Reilly books and is a terrible let-down." Full Review >
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"By now I have read (or attempted to read) at least 3-4 books on HTML5. I have attended a few webinars by popular speakers as well. However, I have always found myself lost in the details as most books start with a lot of fluff on the history of the web, how it came to be, etc, etc. By the time I was done with the first couple of chapters, I was yearning for the actual stuff and lost interest. Enter the Head First book to my rescue. Finally here is a book that explains visually about HTML5 and makes it a lot of fun actually while learning it. The authors have done a lot of work in the visuals, the humor, and constant reinforcing of concepts via quizzes, Q&A, etc. In short, I just love this book! " Full Review >
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"This is another book related to HTML 5. As I really want to learn HTML5 well I am going over through different HTML5 related titles recently. This time, book comes from the Head First's stable. If you know Head First already, you know what to expect. If you are not familiar with the series, everything is just ahead of you." Full Review >
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"If you want an overview-style read with different sections on a diverse range of HTML5 topics then Head First HTML5 Programming is for you. It stems away from basic HTML markup coding, giving you view of potential uses for HTML5 combined with more complex functions and features allowing you to start projects such as building full-scale Web applications and working with APIs. Head First HTML5 Programming gives you all you need to know - it's a great guide for building web apps with HTML5 - with a focus on HTML5 and its potential uses instead of extensive learning about markup. From the first chapter you start to discover all the information you need to build and code web projects; how to make your sites interactive, how to access a range of APIs, and how you can build an exciting web experience for your users." Full Review >
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