I’m not that much of an HTML geek. I tried to learn it, discovered WordPress, and have never looked back. I know, as they say, just enough HTML to be very dangerous. But hell this was free, and its an O’Reilly imprint – that producer of Geek Bibles. So I decided to have a look.
This is not a manual – it won’t tell you how to use all the new tags of HTML5, but its well written, even humourous in places (something that got it marked down by some reviewers on Amazon – go figure!). It focusses on the concepts – so even if you don’t understand the details -and I freely admit – I don’t you can get the gist.
Apparently HTML5 is one of the most significant developments since HTML was initially developed. I found it an interesting read, short enough for me not to give up in my despair of my lack of technical know-how. And really, for all of those who say you skipped Comp Sci at school. So did I – most of what I’ve learnt about computing has been by trying to read books that were over my head, and breaking code until it worked. This book is not a bad place to start if you are getting your head around HTML and websites in general.