by Peter Gasston
April 2013, 264 pp.
Today’s web technologies are evolving at near–light speed, bringing the promise of a seamless Internet ever closer to reality. When users can browse the Web on a three-inch phone screen as easily as on a fifty-inch HDTV, what’s a developer to do?
Learn how to:
Turn outdated websites into flexible, user-friendly ones that take full advantage of the unique capabilities of any device or browser. With the help of The Modern Web, you’ll be ready to navigate the front lines of device-independent development.
About the Author
Peter Gasston has been a web developer for more than 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. The author of The Book of CSS3, Gasston has also been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He runs the web development blog Broken Links (http://broken-links.com/) and lives in London, England.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Web Platform
Appendix A: Notes on browser support
"This is a useful book, and it's an important book. If you follow Peter Gasston's advice, then test your sites across all browsers and on a variety of devices, you’ll impress your bosses and please your users. You'll also be making the Web better and keeping it open."
"Peter Gasston has now done for the modern web platform what he already did for CSS: write a consult-it-first compendium of information for web developers of practically any skill level."
"Peter Gasston strikes a great balance between producing fantastic real-world code and staying right on top of the latest developments in web technology. He has a considerable gift for explaining difficult technical topics in a lucid and entertaining manner."
"I learned a lot of new stuff reading this. Top notch, useful stuff that I have already put into play in sites I am working on. Stuff that I hadn't come across, even with all the reading and searching that I do. If you are a builder of modern web sites then I reckon you need this book."
"The Modern Web should be on every web developer’s bookshelf!"
"The Modern Web is not only a great reference, it's very readable. It's well indexed, the examples are short, sweet, and to the point, and the style is conversational."
"The Modern Web is a pleasant read. Peter writes in plain and simple English, making the reader enjoy the information instead of falling asleep with boring technical stuff. Peter's straight forward way of teaching modern coding methods is nice and engaging."
"If you're willing to give up your old ways of building web pages and embrace more modern techniques, then this book is a great addition to your library. The additional resources included in every chapter and in the final appendix are invaluable."
"This is a well-written book. In a clear and accessible manner, Gasston leads you through several chapters detailing the latest technologies and thinking in modern web design."
"The author has a really nice writing style which makes the book an enjoyable read. He covers a ton of topics and covers them deep enough to thoroughly explain how to use them."
"If you get excited by clever CSS techniques, semantic markup, and different ways you can use APIs to interact with users, The Modern Web is the book for you."
"Essential reading for any web developer."
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