Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New HTML5 Logo from the W3C

The W3C's new HTML5 logo is here! Visit for free downloads of image files, free stickers, and other fun stuff.

Although some may question the need for a "logo", it's one way to spread the word about this emerging technology.

The key is the concept of progressive enhancement — use HTML5 new elements, attributes, and features to enhance web pages rather than for mission critical requirements. My new book, Web Design Basics: HTML5 & CSS3, takes this approach.

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.