Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 — The Web Evolved

A book by Richard Clark, Oli Studholme, Divya Manian, and Christopher Murphy

The cover of the book “Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 — The Web Evolved”

When you’re trying to learn you need trustworthy teachers who are neither pedantic zealots or flatulent marketeers. You need people like Rich, Oli, Chris and Divya.

— Bruce Lawson, Co-author “Introducing HTML5” (New Riders), Open Web Evangelist, Opera Software

If I were starting out, I could hardly wish for better guides … CSS is experiencing nothing short of a Renaissance. Enjoy learning from these four masters of its art.

— Eric Meyer, Author, “CSS: The Definitive Guide” (O’Reilly); Co-founder, An Event Apart

Who is this book for?

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved is aimed at anybody with a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. If you have just recently dipped your toes into the world of HTML or CSS, or if you’ve been developing sites for years, there will be something in this book for you. However, you will get the most out of this book if you’ve had a play with HTML5 and CSS3 but don’t yet fully understand all it has to offer. This book is packed full of practical, real-world advice and examples to help you master modern web standards.

It contains forewords by Bruce Lawson and Eric Meyer, is tech edited by Chris Mills, and is published by Apress, Inc.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 HTML5: Now, Not 2022 pp1-18
  2. Chapter 2 Your First Plunge into HTML5 pp19-42
  3. Chapter 3 New Structural Elements pp43-88
  4. Chapter 4 A Richer Approach to Marking Up Content pp89-140
  5. Chapter 5 Rich Media pp141-188
  6. Chapter 6 Paving the Way for Web Applications pp189-230
  7. Chapter 7 CSS3, Here and Now pp231-274
  8. Chapter 8 Keeping Your Markup Slim Using CSS Selectors pp275-286
  9. Chapter 9 A Layout for Every Occasion pp287-396
  10. Chapter 10 Improving Web Typography pp397-434
  11. Chapter 11 Putting CSS3 Properties to Work pp435-498
  12. Chapter 12 Transforms, Transitions, and Animation (sample chapter) pp499-580
  13. Chapter 13 The Future of CSS or, Awesome Stuff That’s Coming pp581-591

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Source code downloads

“Beginning HTML5 and CSS3” code samples for all chapters 50MB

  1. Chapter 1 HTML5: Now, Not 2022 22KB
  2. Chapter 2 Your First Plunge into HTML5 8KB
  3. Chapter 3 New Structural Elements 61KB
  4. Chapter 4 A Richer Approach to Marking Up Content 380KB
  5. Chapter 5 Rich Media 30MB
  6. Chapter 6 Paving the Way for Web Applications 8KB
  7. Chapter 8 Keeping Your Markup Slim Using CSS Selectors 1.7MB
  8. Chapter 9 A Layout for Every Occasion 464KB
  9. Chapter 10 Improving Web Typography 17KB
  10. Chapter 11 Putting CSS3 Properties to Work 17.2MB
  11. Chapter 12 Transforms, Transitions, and Animation 113KB
  12. Chapter 13 The Future of CSS or, Awesome Stuff That’s Coming 5KB

Author Bios

Richard Clark

Rich Clark

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, co-founder, editor and author for HTML5 Doctor. You’ll also occasionally find him organising Speak the Web, a series of gig-like web conferences.

Oli Studholme

Oli Studholme

Oli Studholme is a New Zealander living in the bright lights of Tokyo, Japan. His love of the web began 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

Divya Manian

A Computer Engineer by training, Divya made the 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.

Christopher Murphy

Christopher Murphy

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 fulfil 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, and .net 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.

Sample chapter

Chapter 12 — Transforms, Transitions, and Animation (4.8MB PDF) is available as a sample chapter. You can also download Chapter 12 code examples (113KB ZIP).

Coming soon…

Known errata will be added soon. We’re also planning to add the sample chapter as it was created — in HTML5 and CSS3, with live examples — in the next few weeks…