appendix c

Where to Go from Here

Now that you have finished this book, you are probably eager to go out and learn more about web development. In this appendix, I list some books and online resources that you might find useful for advancing your knowledge of web development.


Here are four books that I have personally found to be useful.

Hardboiled Web Design by Andy Clarke (Five Simple Steps, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-907828-00-3)

Andy Clarke is a pretty influential (and sometimes controversial) figure within the industry. In his book Hardboiled Web Design, Andy explores some of the new features introduced in HTML5 and takes an in-depth look into how CSS3 can be used to enhance your websites. Andy also discusses some of the day-to-day challenges that designers and developers face when creating websites, and offers up his opinions on how to deal with these. The artwork within this book is stunning, so if for no other reason, you should get a copy just to please your eyes.

Introducing HTML5 (Second Edition) by Bruce Lawson and Remy Sharp (New Riders, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-321-78442-1)

In Introducing HTML5 Bruce Lawson and Remy Sharp take you on a fully comprehensive exploration of all that HTML5 has to offer. This book is fantastic for those who want to learn about some of the more advanced technologies introduced in HTML5, such as WebSockets, Drag & Drop, and Web Workers. The friendly writing style and occasional banter between Bruce and Remy make this book a really enjoyable read. ...

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