Web Standards-Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML, Second Edition

  • 9h 5m
  • Leslie F. Sikos
  • Apress
  • 2014

Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML provides solutions to the most common web design problems, and gives you a deep understanding of web standards and how they can be implemented to improve your web sites. You will learn how to develop fully standards-compliant, mobile-friendly, and search engine-optimized web sites that are robust, fast, and easy to update while providing excellent user experience and interoperability. The book covers all major web standards for markup, style sheets, web typography, web syndication, semantic annotations, and accessibility. This edition has been fully updated with the latest in web standards, including the finalized HTML5 vocabulary and the full list of CSS3 properties.

Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is also a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web, demonstrating the implementation of new technologies to address the constantly growing user expectations. Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML presents step-by-step guides based on solid design principles and best practices, and shows the most common web development tools and web design frameworks. You will master HTML5 and its XML serialization, XHTML5, the new structuring and multimedia elements, the most important HTML5 APIs, and understand the standardization process of HTML 5.1, HTML 5.2, and future HTML5 versions.

What you’ll learn

  • Responsive Web Design techniques to create mobile-friendly web sites, "Mobile First" approach
  • The most common HTML5 APIs, CSS3 properties, and jQuery functions
  • Cutting-edge technologies for robustness, accessibility, machine-readability, and usability
  • How to write structured data as HTML5 Microdata for Google Rich Snippets

About the Author

Leslie F. Sikos, Ph.D. is an IT professional, hand coder, Web standardista and multimedia expert. He is a computer scientist and senior Web developer specializing in web quality assurance including, but not limited to, website standardization in development and redesign, the Open Web Platform, XML technologies and XML serializations, the Semantic Web and metadata technologies, Web accessibility, and multimedia. A comprehensive assessment of his achievements and activities can be found on his fully standards-compliant website at LeslieSikos.com.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Web Standards
  • Internationalization
  • Markup Languages: More than HTML5
  • Serving and Configuration
  • Style Sheets
  • Scripting and Applications
  • Metadata and the Semantic Web
  • Web Syndication
  • Optimized Appearance
  • Accessibility
  • Development Tools
  • Putting it All Together
  • Best Practices
  • Validation
  • Most Common Errors


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