Friday, January 07, 2011

New HTML5 & CSS3 Textbook

Basics of Web Design cover
Looking ahead to an early March, 2011 publishing date for my new textbook, Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3! The textbook takes a unique approach to prepare students to design web pages that work today in addition to being ready to take advantage of new HTML5 coding techniques of the future.

Use HTML5 Today!

To meet this challenging goal, Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 introduces both XHTML syntax and HTML5 syntax, presents coding web pages in HTML5 with backwards-compatible techniques that work in current browsers, and also provides practice with HTML5's new features that will only work in the latest versions of browsers.

Two-Page Sections

Today's learners are busy multitaskers. Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 is organized in two-page sections that quickly introduce the reader to new topics, provide examples, and offer hands-on exercises. This approach will get your students up-and-running quickly. Visit for more info and a table of contents.


lsh said...

I will have to stick with the old book instead of moving to this one. That's a shame, because I did want to go to html5. The emphasis in this book is on "design", and I need the more "development" oriented slant. My students MUST come out of class knowing how to construct an IF statement, a loop, how to edit fields with comparison operators and do simple calculations. Add back that chapter on javascript and I'll make the move!

Terry Morris said...

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Ish!

I'm working on a new HTML5/CSS3 edition of the Web Development & Design Foundations book ( that will be available a year from now in Spring 2012. The way things are going, that will be here before we know it.