Monthly Archives: May 2014

Book review of “HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World” By Estelle Weyl, Louis Lazaris, Alexis Goldstein

HTML and CSS for real world is a quick peak into HTML5 and CSS elements for developing modern web apps. But it for UI –do not look out for WebRtc, CORS feature etc.

This books expects familiarity with the HTML and CSS –so if it’s your first encounter with HTML and CSS, skip this book and get familiarity with those first as many a place you will find phrase “as you already know”.
Book starts nice with a bit of background and history, weighing in why HTML5 is good, how much it is supported –but then it became too theoretical, at least till chapter 5. Some visuals have been provided along with code, but I felt a lack of “hands on approach”. Chapters 6 and 7 have plenty of examples but again starting chapter 8, it weighs more towards theory.

The part I like most is that it covers compatibility across browsers quite comprehensively, augmenting it with notes, tips and tricks

Why to buy the book: If you do not know what to learn in HTML5 and CSS3 and not keen on getting your hands on reference guide –go for this book. It will give you enough steam to get you started. Cross browser compatibility have been covered thoroughly.

Why not to buy the book: If you know what to learn, this book is no better than reference guide. Practical tips and tricks help, but anyway it can be acquired as one get hands on.