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gurpeet singh
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hi guys,
I have started learning html5 . i would like to know the best book for html5. currently i'am having headfirst html5. would that be enough. is there some other good book than headfirst ?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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I haven't read the Head First so I can't say if it is enough. I really liked the HTML Manual of style (linked to review). Maybe compare the table of contents to see if it covers more.


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Greg Charles
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The Heads First book seems to take the approach that you know everything you need about HTML 4 and CSS 2, and just are trying to figure out what's new. It talks briefly about new tags and selectors, then launches into JavaScript and stays there awhile. I was trying to go through it with my wife, who is a beginner at web pages, and she was lost almost immediately. We're now trying out, "Teach Yourself Visually HTML 5", by Mike Wooldridge, but it hasn't really grabbed us either. I read "HTML, XHTML, and CSS, 6th ed." some time ago and I remember liking it. I see there's a 7th edition out now (covering HTML 5, CSS 3, and dropping XHTML). That might be a good one to try, though the Amazon reviews of it are sort of disappointing.

I guess what I'm saying is, let me know when you find one!
gurpeet singh
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Thanks Jeanne and Greg. i will surely look into the books you have told. Greg i currently have html, xhtml css -Visual quick start guide - 6th edition. i'am liking it alot. after covering html 4 and css2 from it i want to move to html5 so wanted to know any good book out there.
Elisabeth Robson
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Hi Gurpeet,
Head First HTML5 Programming is all about the JavaScript APIs in HTML5, and not about the core HTML & CSS technology. That's what Head First HTML & CSS is all about (2nd edition currently underway!). So definitely read a book about HTML & CSS before diving into Head First HTML5 Programming; that will teach you JavaScript and how to use JavaScript with the HTML5 elements, like canvas and video, as well as local storage, web workers, etc.

Hope that helps!!

Elisabeth

Co-Author of Head First JavaScript Programming
 
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