JavaScript and HTML5 Now - Kyle Simpson

JavaScript and HTML5 Now

By Kyle Simpson

  • Release Date: 2012-07-13
  • Genre: Internet
Score: 3.5
From 180 Ratings


A decade ago, Ajax took the Web out of childhood, and now HTML5 and JavaScript are moving the Web into full adulthood. This insightful overview provides striking examples of how these technologies have teamed up to give the Web a truly open platform.

Author Kyle Simpson (HTML5 Cookbook) shows you how JavaScript unlocks the power of all of the new functionality in HTML5, giving web applications the capabilities developers have wanted for years. These technologies now provide the raw tools you need in the presentation layer to replace everything you used to do with Flash.

You’ll discover how:
HTML5 builds natively into the web platform things we find most commonly useful, such as audio, video, and drawingThe Canvas element is changing graphic animations, games, audio visualization, charting, and video effectsGeolocation has spawned “geofencing” and augmented realityWeb Workers allows calculations to be performed in the background, rather than compete with the UIWeb Sockets is enabling realtime communication for chat, live tech support, multi-user collaboration, and gamingMobile device APIs will give web apps direct access the phone’s camera, vibration, and other capabilities


  • Informative

    By Lt. Col. NV
    Informative but not for the people looking to learn HTML5 and JS with contents, examples and code samples etc. But it do give an over all information on how these are the main stream technologies to work on.
  • too brief

    By Jeffrey wants to learn h5js
    too short and brief, more like an intro, not something you would need if you want to learn html5 and javascript.
  • Awesome introduction

    By Sundew1
    Great for someone who wants to get a good introduction on how different web technologies gave rise to one another and how each contributed to current web content paradigm.
  • Great Read

    By Jfods
    Very interesting read. If you are a novice and want to learn more about front-end design and development, particularly the histories of HTML5 and JavaScript, check this out.
  • Thanks

    By Ryaneekkllhhyy
    Had no reference for the evolution of what has seemed to me an overwhelming amount of different syntax's necessary in my first website development, this book really filled that big blank question mark, thanks you. :)
  • Anonymous

    By Nazmulakhan
    It is user friendly and helps you learn easily.
  • Useless

    By benigeri
    Just wasted a lot of my life by reading this.