CHAPTER 1

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Before You Begin

Throughout this book I will be demonstrating how you can take advantage of the really cool new features known as HTML5. It will be very hands-on with lots of code samples and working web pages. Before we get started however, I wanted to set the stage and provide some context for where we will be going. What is generally referred to as HTML5 includes many technologies and HTML is just the tip of the iceberg.

In this chapter I will briefly review the operating environments that host web sites, currently and historically. I will also describe the development tools that are available. While this book is specifically focused ...

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