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HTML5 Multimedia Developer's Guide by Lee Cottrell, Ken Bluttman

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Introduction

HTML5: What It Is and Why It Is Important to Learn

Web sites over the timeline of the Internet have evolved from simple one-pagers of static text and pictures to sites with thousands of pages, features, personalization, and more. In the present day, a decent web site is expected to have an appealing graphic appearance and easy navigation, and provide visitors with the information—textual or visual—for which they came to the site. Perhaps they came to research something, to make a purchase, or for some entertainment.

To offer the plateful of varied experiences, web technologies have sprung up, matured, and either kept evolving or were put to pasture. Early web sites used Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts to offer back-end processing. ...

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