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HTML5: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. Office geeks can crunch the numbers in Excel 2010: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has been working on the Missing Manual series since its inception. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and various Apple products. Email: .

Adam Zaremba (production editor) has a master’s degree from the Editorial Institute at Boston University. He lives in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and his favorite color is yellow…no, blue!

Shelley Powers (technical reviewer) is a former HTML5 working group member and author of several O’Reilly books. She is also an animal welfare advocate, working to close down puppy mills in Missouri. Website: http://burningbird.net.

Steve Suehring (Tech Reviewer) is a technical architect with an extensive background finding simple solutions to complex problems. Steve plays several musical instruments (not at the same time) and can be reached through his web site http://www.braingia.org.

Julie Van Keuren (proofreader) is a freelance editor and desktop publisher who runs her “little media empire” from her home in Billings, Montana. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and (hey, why not?) triathlon. Email: .

Denise Getz (indexer) is a full-time freelance indexer, specializing in IT, health, and religious studies. Her current extracurricular passions include photography, Qigong, and raw foods cuisine. Website: www.access-indexing.com.

Acknowledgments

No author could complete a book without a small army of helpful individuals. I’m deeply indebted to the whole Missing Manual team, especially my editor, Nan Barber, who never seemed fazed by the shifting sands of HTML5; and expert tech reviewers Shelley Powers and Steve Suehring, who helped spot rogue errors and offered consistently good advice. And, as always, I’m also deeply indebted to numerous others who’ve toiled behind the scenes indexing pages, drawing figures, and proofreading the final copy.

Finally, for the parts of my life that exist outside this book, I’d like to thank all my family members. They include my parents, Nora and Paul; my extended parents, Razia and Hamid; my wife Faria; and my daughters, Maya and Brenna. Thanks, everyone!

—Matthew MacDonald

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters); and Rep-Kover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.

Recent and upcoming titles include:

Access 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Droid X2: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Excel 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Excel 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by E.A. Vander Veer

FileMaker Pro 10: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Geoff Coffey

FileMaker Pro 11: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman

Flash CS5: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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Google Apps: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

iMovie ’08 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iMovie ’09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller

iPad: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue

iPhone: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Pogue

iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry

iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iPhoto ’09: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and J.D. Biersdorfer

iPod: The Missing Manual, Eighth Edition, by J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Living Green: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Netbooks: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer

Office 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover, Matthew MacDonald, and E.A. Vander Veer

Office 2010: The Missing Manual by Nancy Connor, Chris Grover, and Matthew MacDonald

Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink

Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

Palm Pre: The Missing Manual by Ed Baig

PCs: The Missing Manual by Andy Rathbone

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Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual by E.A. Vander Veer

Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

QuickBase: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

QuickBooks 2011: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition, by David Pogue

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition, by David Pogue

Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton

Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Pogue

Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, and Linda Zacker

Windows Vista: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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