HTML5 for Web Designers - Jeremy Keith

HTML5 for Web Designers

By Jeremy Keith

  • Release Date: 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Internet
Score: 4
From 235 Ratings


The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice.

HTML5 is the longest HTML specification ever written. It is also the most powerful, and in some ways, the most confusing. What do accessible, content-focused standards-based web designers and front-end developers need to know? And how can we harness the power of HTML5 in today’s browsers?
In this brilliant and entertaining user’s guide, Jeremy Keith cuts to the chase, with crisp, clear, practical examples, and his patented twinkle and charm.


  • Oh boy

    By Maria1977
    What a shame. This book is a mere brochure. I read it in a couple of hours and came out with very little, it's so unbelievably brief. It would be fairly priced at about $2. I don't think I'd ever buy any more Books Apart based on this.
  • Did I miss something?

    By iRate Thisazero
    This book was more about tagging document copy and less about design than I expected.
  • Fantastic.

    By I'm boarddddd
    100% technical accuracy while maintaining witty humour throughout the book. If you're someone who finds yourself unable to complete dry technical books, but you'd still like to learn HTML5...look no further. This is the one.
  • Over promise, under deliver

    By whargrove
    Long story short, I was expecting more out of a $9.99 book. It's clear that the author is passionate about web design and how HTML5 is going to introduce game-changing features to the web, and for that I appreciate and agree with him. Felt more like reading a blog series than an actual book on HTML5.
  • A must have book!

    By friendlybuyer
    If you think you understand HTML5 take a second to read this book. It really gives a good understanding of how it all came to be which gives you a great understand of how it affects you today. Trust me it is perfect,
  • Great orientation guide

    By MMBot
    Nice appetizer...provides an excellent perspective.
  • Some pretty cool things to learn here!

    By HuskySushi
    It's really good to know the history of HTML. It makes the whole concept easier to understand. However, I'm a complete beginner for the most part now, the parts where it started using other code like JavaScript were really confusing and took away from my experience. If they plan to use JavaScript in their book series they should place it before putting it in other books.
  • Great Concise Read

    By joseespinoza
    A must have.
  • Good Read

    By Daniel Golden
    This book cleared up a lot of the cloudiness around HTML5 for me. It gave a clear understanding of the new tags, attributes, and techniques introduces with the new spec. It was a good read, and the humor made me laugh out loud a few times :P. Buy it if your not already an expert.
  • A good primer

    By tomboates
    This book is a good primer, but it's not much more than an explanatory intro to HTML5. It conveys the basics about what HTML5 is and why, but doesn't go into much detail beyond that. If you'd like to pick up the basics then this book is definitely for you, but if you're looking for more full featured ins and outs of how to use HTML5 in your pages you should probably look elsewhere.