Table of contents
The HTML5 spec isn't what I would call a light read so I am glad that Jeremy made it easier for a designer like myself by bringing out a book that sums it all up in 85 pages. The book has six chapters:
- Chapter 1: A Brief History of Markup
- Chapter 2: The Design of HTML5
- Chapter 3: Rich Media
- Chapter 4: Web Forms 2.0
- Chapter 5: Semantics
- Chapter 6: Using HTML5 Today
Starting with the history of HTML, this brief book gives you a complete introduction to HTML5, and what you need to know as a web designer to get started. Jeremy gives us a full insight on how HTML5 came to live. He explains its origin, and gives us a full background of the perils between the WHATWG and the W3C, and how HTML5 did become the preferred or, better put, the 'recommended' markup language instead XHTML 2.
This book is the perfect read for every web designer who wants to get to know the basics of HTML5. I enjoyed this book very much because it reads like a breeze. The book kinda gives you this appetizer feeling with a desire to get more, if you know what I mean. Jeremy's way of writing and the way he explains things with such ease, makes you want to get started with HTML5 right away. No heavy lifting words, just plain and clear, exactly the way I want it. It is been recommended to me that I should read Introducing HTML5 as step up from this one.