Author/s : Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
Publisher : O'Reilly Media
Rating : 9 horseshoes
Keeping your interest, and hence your attention, is a strength of the book. Lots of pictures and notes all over the place? You bet. Its all part of getting the important information about HTML5 that you want to learn (otherwise why did you get the book?) to your brain. Once they have your attention the authors help you retain the material by presenting it in a variety of ways and having you do a variety of exercises. The exercises are key to getting the knowledge into your head and keeping it there.
- Using the Geolocation API in your web pages
- Web apps & JSON
- Being artistic with the Canvas API
- Becoming a video star with the Video API
- Using storage in client browsers
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.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.
Joined: Mar 23, 2009
Head First HTML5 is a good book. The language is easy and its fun to read. It really engages the reader so you remember much more when you put it down and over the months after you have put it down.
Joined: Oct 10, 2011
I read the Head First HTML5 Book. It's one of the very good books I've read. The first chapter nicely introduces HTML 5, followed by Java Script in chapters 2 and 3. Web Workers, Geo Location API etc. are very
well explained with examples. One thing I liked most on the web workers topic is the use case that was presented in the end. It talks about the optimal setting for the "Number of workers" based on the cores available.