No more tables used for layout! Why? According to the W3C’s spec, because “… tools attempting to extract tabular data from such documents would obtain very confusing results.” Not that it ever was a good idea to use tables to manage your pixels: CSS was created just for that.
With HTML5, more and more rendering is left to the browser, with elements such as article, figcaption, figure, footer, header, nav and summary. Then there’s ‘canvas,’ meant for specifying an area for drawing a bitmapped graphic on the fly, such as a data graph. Although HTML5 sounds scary its not its actually a very simple tagging language that you can learn in your sleep – well that is if you can learn in your sleep.
Data Visualization and thinking how to visualize through code is one of the most complex topics in HTML5 and in programming in general. Why not create a book that slowly teaches the Canvas API while teaching the basics of advance coding and data visualization? That’s exactly what Ben aimed to create. For about six months he saw his cats more then he saw the sun or his friends and gave birth to the best HTML5 book in the market. After you read it you will get why we think its the best one.
What’s HTML5 Graphics & Data Visualization about?
Developers need to get up to speed on HTML5 ASAP: soon, most browsers will support it. This book takes a look at the spiciest elements of HTML5: graphics, of course. It will take you step by step through the basic creation of visual charts all the way to complex geographical location information driven by Google Maps and Drive.
Why this particular HTML5 book over the others?
That’s an easy one. If you’re read one html5 book, you’ve read all HTML5 books. Every single one is alike… does “hello world” sound familiar? I’ve outputted that to so many places in so many languages by now – I’m sure you have too!
Every other HTML5 book is the same: covering HTML5, all of it – which means, of course, none of it in detail. Little dribs and drabs, very basic, of all major functionality. Nothing that will help you with a real project, where you need to buy yet another book for whatever it is.
More importantly, to become a great developer you must expose yourself to the right level of creation in the process of learning. With HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook we do exactly that.
HTML5’s biggest new feature is the Canvas API. Most any developer who needs HTML5 needs it for one reason: give you three guesses and the first two don’t count.
Easy choice, eh?
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