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Is "Learning HTML 5 Game Programming" a good first HTML5 book?

Rick Silva
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...or should I read an introductory HTML5 book first? (I do know HTML, just not HTML5)
Bear Bibeault
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Haven't read the book yet myself (it's sitting right here on the top of my "read me" stack), but because of its focus on gaming, I'd suspect that a more general book would serve you better as a first book unless all you are interested in is gaming (and perhaps even then).

Perhaps someone who's cracked the book (or the author) can chime in with an informed response.


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James Williams
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Bear is correct. I introduce HTML5 in an introductory chapter but much of the focus is on gaming. You might want to try something like HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers.
 
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