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Murach HTML 5 and CSS 3 Book Question

 
Mark Reyes
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Hi Author,

My current work does not deal with HTML5 but mostly JSF/ADF based framework.
But who knows someday I would get a chance to work with these technology.
Although I am doing some experiments during my free time with HTML5.
So my question wont bother much about technical HTML5.

When I was trying to learn javascript, I pre-ordered a book from Murach also.
Its the only book that I have aside from the cool Head First/Missing Manuals series.

I like the style of having the left side discussing topics and the right side that deals with examples.

But somehow, I got lost in the middle cause its making me use some 'home-cook' javascript code that I should just copy and paste.
(P.S. this is just my experience and other may not feel this way.. .)

So my question is, how much copy and paste codes are written in this book? And are those codes explained well prior to using it?

Thanks

Good luck!
 
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It's not meant to be a JavaScript book. You really should get a good JavaScript book to learn concepts.
 
Mark Reyes
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:It's not meant to be a JavaScript book. You really should get a good JavaScript book to learn concepts.


Hi Jeanne... I was just sharing my experience with the book that I have regarding Javascript from Murach.

I just wanted to know, how much 'home-cook' code are given in this book. I am guessing somewhat in the later chapter, it would mention use this HTML tags and copy paste this
CSS3 styles without mentioning anything about these codes on prior chapters.
I have bought books that has this problem and I often wonder how this code works.

Thanks.
 
Zak Ruvalcaba
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Mark, the only "home-cooked" code that is in the book is the JavaScript. The only reason this is the case is because this is not a JavaScript book...it's meant to be a guide to learning HTML5 and CSS3. Unfortunately there are features (like Canvas, Drag and Drop, Geolocation, and more) that simply can not be learned without using JavaScript. I'm sure you're aware that learning take an entire book at the very least. Obviously that is very difficult to fit into a 600 page book that is teaching HTML5 and CSS3. Our only option is to provide the code for you and explain the portions that do apply to the book...specifically the HTML.

Zak
 
Mark Reyes
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Thanks Zak!
 
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