Beginning HTML5 and CSS3

  • 8h 16m
  • Christopher Murphy, Divya Manian, Oli Studholme, Richard Clark
  • Apress
  • 2012

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 is your introduction to the new features and elements of HTML5—all the leaner, cleaner, and more efficient code you’ve hoped for is available now with HTML5, along with some new tools that will allow you to create more meaningful and richer content. For everyone involved in web design, this book also introduces the new structural integrity and styling flexibility of CSS 3—which means better-looking pages and smarter content in your website projects.

For all forward-looking web professionals who want to start enjoying and deploying the new HTML5 and CSS3 features right away, this book provides you with an in-depth look at the new capabilities—including audio and video—that are new to web standards. You’ll learn about the new HTML5 structural sections, plus HTML5 and CSS3 layouts. You’ll also discover why some people think HTML5 is going to be a Flash killer, when you see how to create transitions and animations with these new technologies. So get ahead in your web development through the practical, step-by-step approaches offered to you in Beginning HTML5 and CSS3.

What you’ll learn

  • Cutting-edge web development techniques with HTML5 and CSS3
  • The new features of HTML5 and how to work with HTML5 and CSS3
  • The new web standards being implemented by all the major web browsers
  • How to work with the new HTML5 structural sections
  • How to create HTML5 and CSS3 layouts
  • How to create transitions and animations without using Flash
  • New web typography solutions
  • A new vision of web development with HTML5 and CSS3

About the Authors

Richard Clark is Head of Interactive at KMP Digitata, a digital agency based in Manchester, UK. With over 10 years industry experience he oversees the user experience, design and front-end work at KMP and is a regular contributor to industry leading publication,.net magazine. He's the founder and curator of HTML5 Gallery (, cofounder, editor and author for HTML5 Doctor ( You'll also occasionally find him organising Speak the Web a series of gig like web conferences.

Christopher Murphy ( is a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. Creative Review described him as, "a William Morris for the digital age," an epithet that he aspires to fulfill daily.

Informing his role as an educator, Murphy is a practicing designer whose work spans a variety of media. His work has featured in numerous magazines and books including Eye Magazine, widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading design journals, and Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design Practice.

A writer on the 8 Faces team, he has also written for The Manual, 24 Ways, magazine. As an internationally respected speaker he is invited to speak regularly on web standards and the importance of improving design education, and has spoken at conferences worldwide, including: Build, New Adventures and The Future of Web Design.

Oli Studholme is a New Zealander living in the bright lights of Tokyo, Japan. His love of the web began in with his first website in 1995, and sharing this love has involved helping organize Web Directions East and becoming an HTML5 Doctor. He's currently a developer for internationally renowned design agency Information Architects, Inc.

Divya Manian A Computer Engineer by training, Divya made the jump from developing device drivers for Motorola phones to designing websites and has not looked back since. Divya Manian is part of the Adobe Web Platform Team in San Francisco and a member of the CSS Working Group. She takes her duties as an Open Web vigilante seriously which has resulted in collaborative projects such as HTML5 Please and HTML5 Boilerplate.

In this Book

  • HTML5: Now, Not 2022
  • Your First Plunge into HTML5
  • New Structural Elements
  • A Richer Approach to Marking Up Content
  • Rich Media
  • Paving the Way for Web Applications
  • CSS3, Here and Now
  • Keeping Your Markup Slim Using CSS Selectors
  • A Layout for Every Occasion
  • Improving Web Typography
  • Putting CSS3 Properties to Work
  • Transforms, Transitions, and Animation
  • The Future of CSS—or, Awesome Stuff That's Coming


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