Monday, February 24, 2014

New 7th Edition for Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5

It's exciting to announce that my new book, the 7th edition of Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, is available at Amazon

Building on the textbook's successful 6th edition, the 7th edition continues to integrate HTML and CSS topics such as text configuration, color configuration, and page layout with an enhanced focus on the topics of design, accessibility, and Web standards.

 Updates for the 7th edition include:
  • Expanded coverage of new HTML5 elements and attributes 
  • Expanded coverage of designing for the mobile web with new sections on responsive web design, mobile web design best practices, viewport meta tag, CSS media queries, flexible images, and testing mobile display 
  • Expanded coverage of CSS3 properties, including CSS3 flexible box layout 
  • New sections providing an introduction to jQuery 
  • Updated code samples, case studies, and web resources
The textbook companion website has a page for each chapter in the text containing the links for URLs listed in the book, information on emerging trends, additional examples, corrections, and review activities.

Comprehensive instructor materials are available for the the book from the publisher, Pearson Addison-Wesley. Instructors and faculty can access free downloads of:
  • sample syllabi
  • exercise solutions
  • case study solutions
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • sample test questions
  • website project activity with milestone assignments
  • a group website design evaluation activity
  • a group WebQuest activity

Monday, February 03, 2014

New generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Names

It often seems like all the best .com domain names are already taken, but that won't be a problem much longer with ICANN's release of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) extensions. New gTLDs that were announced late 2013 and early 2014 include a wide variety of options such as .photography, .technology, .voting, .tips, and .guru. A complete list is available at Major domain registrars, such as GoDaddy, are offering preregistration for many new gTLDs.

Wondering about UTF-8? Check out this video....

Computerphile presents a video of Tom Scott explaining what you always wanted to know about character encoding in ASCII and UTF-8.