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Jeremy Keith & Rachel Andrew HTML5 For Web Designers

Get up to speed with all that’s changing in the evolving spec.
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HTML5 isn’t as confusing as it once was, but it still isn’t straightforward. It’s an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, change in the ongoing story of markup—and if you’re currently creating websites with any version of HTML, you’re already using HTML5. Harness the power of this essential evolving spec with help from Jeremy Keith and Rachel Andrew. Brush up on syntax and updated elements, and get ready to work with responsive images, microformats, and microdata. Through clear, practical examples, you’ll be up to speed in no time.

What’s new in the second edition?

A lot has changed since this little book was first published. Cowritten and introduced by Rachel Andrew, the second edition highlights exactly how to implement those changes. From wrangling JavaScript APIs to revisiting the canvas and managing rich media, this updated original continues to be the perfect primer.


  1. A Brief History of Markup (Read this chapter online)
  2. The Design of HTML5
  3. Rich Media
  4. Web Forms 2.0
  5. Semantics
  6. Using HTML5 Today

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Get up to speed with new editions of the definitive guides to HTML5 and CSS3, through approachable, entertaining writing and practical examples.

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What People Are Saying

  • Rachel and Jeremy cover a very wide spectrum of everything you need to know about HTML5 in a short, easily digestible format. They clear up a lot of confusion about HTML5 features, especially when comparing old and new. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a solid overview (including relevant history) of HTML5.

  • HTML remains the foundation of everything we build for the web, from the simplest page to the most complex experience. To properly understand this foundation—particularly in its most recent incarnation, HTML5—there’s no better primer than the second edition of this book.

  • Crack open this book after you fasten your seatbelt in Boston. Before you land in Chicago, you’ll stop worrying and finally, fully understand HTML5. As usual, Mr. Keith takes a complex topic and eloquently describes it for the rest of us.

  • With superhuman ease and wit, Jeremy Keith always makes the densest technical concepts seem approachable, intuitive, and—dare I say it—fun. He’s done it again with HTML5.

About the Authors

  • Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, and Resilient Web Design. Hailing from Erin's green shores, Jeremy maintains his link to Irish traditional music running the community site The Session. He also indulges a darker side of his bouzouki-playing in the band Salter Cane. Jeremy spends most of his time goofing off on the internet, documenting his time-wasting on adactio.com, where he has been writing for over fifteen years.

  • Rachel Andrew is half of the web development firm edgeofmyseat.com and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. She is a member of the CSS Working Group and a Google Developer Expert.

    Rachel has been working on the web since 1996 and writing about the web for almost as long. She’s written several books including Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout, the bestselling CSS Anthology from Sitepoint, and recent ventures into self-publishing have produced The Profitable Side Project Handbook and CSS3 Layout Modules, Second Edition. She is a regular columnist for A List Apart as well as other publications online and in print. When she’s not writing, Rachel often works with other authors as a technical editor.

    Rachel is a keen distance runner who encourages people to join her for a run when attending conferences, with varying degrees of success!

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-9375572-4-9
  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Published: First Ed. May 4, 2010; Second Ed. Feb 17, 2016
  • First Ed. also available in: Chinese, French, Korean, Russian

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