Recommended Reading: 'The Modern Web'
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Recommended Reading: 'The Modern Web'


The boom in Web-enabled devices has been a huge boon for consumers, who have quickly grown accustomed to instant online access wherever they are, whatever they're on.

However, it can pose a huge challenge for front-end developers, who now have to design and update sites capable of universal performance in the "Internet-everywhere era." Industry veteran Peter Gasston has penned a new book to help with the situation: "The Modern Web (No Starch Press, April 2013, 264 pages, $34.95, ISBN 9781593274870). In it he maps out a blueprint for building platforms for the "modern web."

The book (http://tinyurl.com/bpqnhoh) guides developers and programmers of every skill level through the latest web-platform complexities. In addition to expertly detailing the latest and most important tools of device-agnostic web development, "The Modern Web" provides fundamental instructions for harnessing the powers of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Peppered with plain-English explanations and practical examples, the book lays out the best techniques, principles, and practices for turning outdated websites into flexible, user-friendly landing pages. Topics covered include how to:

° Plan and code content to display fluidly across multiple devices;

° Design websites that interact with devices using the most up-to-date APIs, including Geolocation, Orientation, and WebStorage;

° Incorporate cross-platform audio and video without plug-ins;

° Make images and graphics scalable on high-resolution devices with SVG;

° Use new HTML5 elements to design friendlier forms.

Gasston has been a London-based web developer for more than 10 years, in both agency and corporate settings. The author of "The Book of CSS3" (No Starch Press, 2011), he has also been published in "Smashing" and ".net" magazines, has contributed to AListApart.com, and was one of the original writers for CSS3.info. When not giving talks on web technology and CSS, he updates his blog, Broken-Links.com .

 
AAPL
$96.13
Apple Inc.
+0.53
GOOG
$566.07
Google Inc.
-5.53
MSFT
$42.86
Microsoft Corpora
-0.30
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Bio Inc. is $0.99 for the Weekend, Recei...
Bio Inc. is $0.99 for the Weekend, Receives Small Update Posted by Ellis Spice on August 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Happy 7th Birthday Readdle! Thank You fo...
Happy 7th Birthday Readdle! | Read more »
Sharknado: The Video Game Review
Sharknado: The Video Game Review By Lee Hamlet on August 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: SHARKNA-DON'TUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Sharknado: The Video Game brings the craziness of the movies to iOS, though it quickly outstays its welcome.   | Read more »
Clima (Weather)
Clima 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Weather Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Clima show you all weather information, just beautifully simple. A series of color bars can tell you at a glance exactly current temperature and weather, you can see much more information quickly with just a gesture, hourly forecast,... | Read more »
Sticky Soccer Review
Sticky Soccer Review By Andrew Fisher on August 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: STICK THIS GAMEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Sticky Soccer puts too much emphasis on the ‘sticky’ and not enough on the ‘Soccer’ or ‘Fun’.   | Read more »
Graphics-less Apocalyptic Adventure A Da...
Graphics-less Apocalyptic Adventure A Dark Room Goes Free for a Limited Time Posted by Rob Rich on August 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Fraud Tycoon Review
Fraud Tycoon Review By Rob Thomas on August 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: UNHEALTHY CREDITUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fraud Tycoon is a half-baked, messy, promotional tie-in that does their sponsor no favors whatsoever.   | Read more »
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal W...
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is on Sale for the Weekend Posted by Rob Rich on August 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Mister Beam Review
Mister Beam Review By Jordan Minor on August 1st, 2014 Our Rating: :: ILLUMINATINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Mister Beam’s puzzles are great. But its platforming? Not so much.   | Read more »
Hook Some More Fun With MapHook’s New Up...
Hook Some More Fun With MapHook’s New Update Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 1st, 2014 [ permalink ] iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.