It’s called HTML5 for Web Designers and you can pre-order it now from the greatest publishers on the web, A Book Apart. It’s not a long book, by design. It’s got just enough to get you up to speed with the new shininess in HTML5.
We’ve been here before. Remember when you needed to use the
onmouseover event just to do a simple rollover? Now we just use the
:hover pseudo-class in CSS —although I have pointed out six years ago, with tongue firmly in cheek, that this crosses the streams of pristine layers of separation.
This is how technology evolves. Common patterns that require a programming solution eventually get a declarative implemenation. We’re seeing it in CSS with animation and we’re seeing it in HTML5 with form controls.
My first book, DOM Scripting was published in 2005. It opens with the words:
This is an exciting time to be a web designer.
That’s even more true in 2010, thanks to HTML5. In HTML5 for Web Designers, I’m sharing my excitement.
Posted by Jeremy on Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 12:55pm