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June 21, 2011

HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World--New from SitePoint

HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World

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Sebastopol, CA—Few web developers would argue that the arrival of HTML5 and CSS3 has revolutionized the way websites are built, but that learning and mastering these strategies can be confusing. A new resource from specialist online book publisher SitePoint has been created to reduce the learning curve for mastering this powerful technology: HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World ($39.95 USD).

Released in 2010 as "the future of web design," HTLM5 and CSS3 have indeed revolutionized the way websites are developed. But concerns have be expressed that older browsers may not readily adapt to them.

In launching HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World, Sitepoint's Co-Founder, Matt Mickiewicz allayed these concerns.

"All modern browsers and mobile devices support this new style, and this book includes solutions that ensure older browsers are not left behind." he said. "We have used clear, hands-on instructions and practical examples that will help web developers take advantage of this powerful technology, today."

Top line features and benefits of HTML5 & CSS3 include:

  • There is no longer any need for additional markups in order to style things differently
  • Now there is native support for rounded corners and multi-column layouts
  • The ability to embed video, audio and vector graphics without Flash
  • CSS3 offers a variety of web fonts, shadows, form gradients—boosting the creative opportunity for web development professionals

Sitepoint is known worldwide as the premier publisher of web development resources, so it is only to be expected that the company would create the optimum information product for HTML5 and CSS3.

"It is an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide which covers everything that web developers need to begin using these technologies right away, without having to resort to time-consuming work-arounds." said Mickiewicz.

HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World teaches web developers how to:

  • Embrace native HTML5 video and lose those Flash problems
  • Set type that truly supports your message with @font-face
  • Build intelligent, self-validating web forms your users will love!
  • Construct modern web apps that shine in a mobile environment
  • Create data-rich, efficient graphics on the fly with SVG and canvas
  • Use shiny-new APIs to add geolocation and offline functionality

The just-released HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World from SitePoint is set to become the resource of choice for web developers wanting to master the new semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as the use of CSS3 without any complex workarounds.

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About the Authors

Estelle Weyl is a front-end engineer who has been developing standards-based accessible websites since 1999. She writes two technical blogs pulling millions of visitors and speaks about CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and mobile wed development at conferences around the world.

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Louis Lazaris is a freelance web designer and front-end developer. He has been involved in web design since the days when table layouts and one-pixel GIF's dominated the industry. Louis writes for a number of top web design blogs including his own site, Impressive Webs.

View Louis Lazaris's full profile page.

Alexis Goldstein is a teacher and co-organizer of Girl Develop it, a group that conducts low-cost programming classes for woman, and a very proud member of the NYC Resistor hackerspace in Brooklyn, New York.

View Alexis Goldstein's full profile page.

Additional Resources
HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World is available right now in printed and ebook formats. To download free sample chapters and view the table of contents, visit:

HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World
Publisher: SitePoint
By Estelle Weyl, Louis Lazaris, Alexis Goldstein
Print ISBN: 9780980846904  
Pages: 400
Print Price: $39.95

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About SitePoint
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