Head First HTML5 Programming
by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Another excellent Head First book for HTML5 programming. Really? It’s Head First, you can’t go wrong.
Per the authors, this book is targeted to anyone willing to learn and who is not “completely new” to writing web pages. Don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean if you’ve been writing web pages for years that you will be bored. This is a Head First book, I’ve never been bored with any Head First book I’ve ever read.
If you aren’t familiar with the style, the Head First books take a different approach to helping you learn. There are puzzles, and brain teasers, and graphics, and LOTS of humor, all with the goal of helping you better absorb what you are reading.
This book jumps right in demonstrating a quick “makeover” from some HTML4 to HTML5 code. Not to sound like a broken record, but I really like the style of Head First books where they start you at the introductory level, teach you the basics, move you along to move advanced topics, all without boring me, losing me, OR sounding condescending. Lots of fun topics from HTML5 covered in this book including geolocation, video, and drawing, in order to keep the reader engaged and excited about learning HTML5.
Obtained From: Publisher