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Press Release: August 4, 2010

HTML5: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Web Development--New from O'Reilly

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Sebastopol, CA—If you don't know about the new features available in HTML5, now's the time to find out. The latest version of this markup language is going to significantly change the way you develop web applications, and HTML5: Up & Running (O'Reilly Media, $29.99 USD) provides your first real look at HTML5's new elements and attributes.

Even though work on HTML5 is ongoing, browsers such as Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already support many of its features—and browsers for smart phones are even farther ahead, especially iPhone's MobileSafari browser.

Mark Pilgrim, author and accessibility architect, has been following the development of HTML5 long before it was called HTML5. "In the mid-90's, browser vendors were competing with each other to see who could lock people into their platform," says Pilgrim. "Now, browser vendors implementing the HTML5 standard are competing on things like speed and user-friendliness. This book will help programmers develop next-generation web applications."

Prilgrim adds, "I have a strong interest in open standards, and this is my contribution towards ensuring that the web remain open and available to all I have a strong interest in open standards, and this is my contribution towards ensuring that the web remain open and available to all."

With HTML5: Up & Running, you'll learn how HTML5 can help you develop applications that:

  • Display video directly in the browser, without having to rely on plugins
  • Work even when a user is offline, by taking advantage of HTML5's persistent storage
  • Offer a drawing canvas for dynamically generated 2-D graphics

This concise guide is the most complete and authoritative book you'll find on the subject. Stay ahead of the curve. Order a copy of this book today.

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Mark Pilgrim works as a developer advocate for Google, specializing in open source and open standards. You may remember him from such classics as Greasemonkey Hacks (O'Reilly), Dive Into Python (Apress), and Dive Into Python 3 (CreateSpace). He lives in North Carolina with his wife, two boys, and a big slobbery dog.

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HTML5: Up and Running HTML5: Up and Running
Mark Pilgrim
ISBN: 978-0-596-80602-6, 224 pages
Book Price: $29.99 USD, Ebook Price: $23.99 USD
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