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HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (Learning Kit)


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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • CourseCompass
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33626-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33626-3

Build HTML5 Mobile Applications in 24 Hours or Less!

With this fully interactive, downloadable Learning Kit – featuring step-by-step text and video instruction – you can teach yourself to build rich, robust HTML5-based mobile apps that run on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.

Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Web Application Development in 24 Hours has a straightforward, step-by-step approach that helps you master leading-edge practical skills. And with this exclusive downloadable Learning Kit edition of the book you can:

  • Read the complete text of the book on your own computer or mobile device (any HTML5 web browser will work)
  • Watch the author show you how to perform step-by-step tasks in more than 50 short, easy-to-follow videos
  • Test your understanding of the material with fully interactive online quizzes at the end of each chapter
Three sample lessons are available for FREE online exactly as they appear in the full Learning Kit download – with complete video walkthroughs and interactive quizzes (HTML5 browser required). Try them out today!

About This Learning Kit: A Learning Kit is a self-paced electronic course that integrates text, graphics, video screencasts, and interactive quizzes into one complete tutorial. It is delivered in a 1.5-GB zip archive file that will be available for download from your InformIT Account page after purchase. Once installed on your computer, you can view the Learning Kit in any web browser that fully supports HTML5, including the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Supported platforms are:
  • Windows XP (Firefox only)
  • Windows 7 or 8 (IE10, Chrome, or Firefox)
  • Mac OS X (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Linux (Chrome or Firefox)
  • iOS 6 or iOS 7 (Mobile Safari)

Discover how to quickly build new mobile apps and upgrade older apps, provide cutting-edge media content, leverage advanced features ranging from geolocation to the semantic web, and even simplify complex back-end development.

Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a wide array of skills and a rock-solid foundation for real-world success:

  • Work with the HTML5 tags most valuable for mobile development
  • Get started fast with HTML5 features already supported by today’s browsers
  • Detect mobile devices and HTML5 support and upgrade sites to support them
  • Style and build more efficient, usable mobile pages
  • Use jQuery Mobile to quickly create mobile apps
  • Leverage HTML5’s breakthrough drawing and typography features
  • Efficiently integrate media content into your apps
  • Add meaning with HTML5 sectioning and semantic elements
  • Implement drag-and-drop more easily than ever
  • Build offline applications and other apps that use local storage
  • Detect and work with location data via the GeoLocation API
  • Use microformats and microdata to make web pages friendlier to computers
  • Add powerful back-end functionality with WebSockets, Web Workers, and File APIs
  • Improve user navigation with the History API

Sample Content


Three sample lessons (Hours 1, 2, and 3) are available for viewing online, exactly as they appear in the full Learning Kit with complete video walkthroughs and interactive quizzes (HTML5 browser required). Just click on a link below.



Hour 1: Improving Mobile Web Application Development with HTML5

Hour 2: New HTML5 Tags and Attributes with Mobile Development

Hour 3: Styling Mobile Pages with CSS3

Hour 4: Detecting Mobile Devices and HTML5 Support

Hour 5: JavaScript and HTML5 Web Applications

Hour 6: Building a Mobile Web Application

Hour 7: Upgrading a Site to HTML5

Hour 8: Converting Web Apps to Mobile


Hour 9: Adding Meaning with HTML5 Sectioning and Semantic Elements

Hour 10: Drawing with the HTML5 Canvas Element

Hour 11: Fonts and Typography in HTML5

Hour 12: Audio and Video in HTML5

Hour 13: HTML5 Forms

Hour 14: Editing Content and User Interaction with HTML5

Hour 15: Microformats and Microdata

Hour 16: Working with HTML5 Drag-and-Drop Functionality

Hour 17: HTML5 Links


Hour 18: Web Application APIs and Datasets

Hour 19: WebSockets, Web Workers, and Files

Hour 20: Offline Web Applications

Hour 21: Web Storage in HTML5

Hour 22: Controlling the Browser History with the History API

Hour 23: Adding Location Detection with Geolocation

Hour 24: Converting HTML5 Apps to Native Apps


Appendix A: HTML Elements and Attributes

Appendix B: HTML5 and Mobile Application Resources

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