Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim


Mark Pilgrim is an accessibility architect by day. By night, he is a husband and father who lives in North Carolina with his wife, his son, and his dog. Mark spends his copious free time sunbathing, skydiving, and reading Immanuel Kant's The Critique of Pure Reason in the original Klingon. He can be found stirring up trouble at



“This book is a foothold, however, and a necessary step to fill the holes in one's background. Like I said, these are the first books to cover actually using HTML, CSS and Javascript together as the new trinity of web development. The diagrams and code examples for canvas, as an example, are more clear in HTML5: Up and Running than anything I had found previously online. I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Recommended.”
— Glenn Gutierrez,
“HTML5 has a long way to go. I hope this book is a living document, and I imagine the final O'Reilly book on HTML5 will be several times the length of Up and Running, but until those who ship their code cement it (after reading this book, my money's on Google), we'll have to wait. In the meantime, Pilgrim has some great resources on his site and done a decent job with this book.”
— eldavojohn,
“I found the book extremely readable and informative and feel that it gave me a good grasp of the capabilities of HTML5. Although I’d previously read most of the book online, I love having a hardcopy and plan to keep this close to my desk as a quick reference as I move more into using the latest version of HTML.”
— William Springer, Vulcan Ear Book Reviews
“This is a practical and fun book, so keep your computer on all the times while you read it.”
— Jose Vicente Nunez, KodeGeek
“Mark chose not take on the Communications and Devices sections of the evolving HTML5 - and given their semi-finished state that is understandable. I was surprised that Mark did not mention anything about multi-touch+gestures; but who wants to handle a can of worms. Also if you are looking for how to do HTML5 in Android or iPhone - this is not the place. But if you want to get a solid feel for what is in HTML5 [lots, Ian Hickson and crew have had an enormous task and done fairly well given the players with the exception of Web SQL Database] and what you can get started on this is the book to read.”
— admin,
“For people who do want to start using HTML5 features, this is a good guide to how to go about it for now.”
— Bobbie Lynn Eicher,
“Like many O'Reilly books I own, this will be one of the books I end up going back to repeatedly while I get "up and running." Pilgrim includes a balanced blend of context and code, which means I learn not only *what* to do, but *why* I'm doing it and how it ended up that way.”
— Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings