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HTML5 Web Application Development By Example Beginner's guide by J.M. Gustafson

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Chapter 1. The Task at Hand

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

– Helen Keller

In this first chapter we will learn the basics of creating an HTML5 application. We will create an application template to be used as a starting point for building new applications quickly and with minimal effort. Then, we'll use that template to create a simple tasklist application. Along the way we will discover how to interact with the user and manipulate the application's user interface. We will also learn about our first new HTML5 feature, the Web Storage API.

In this chapter we will learn:

  • The three basic components of an HTML5 application, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Some ...

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