10 Upcoming HTML5 Books to Get Excited About

HTML5 Books for 2013 and 2014

Tech books do not have the same entertainment factor as who-done-it mystery books. You’re not going to find out that HTML5 killed CSS3 with an AJAX on the desktop. The greatest HTML5 books are useful. They help designers and developers get things done.

This list is comprised of HTML5 books that are going to be released in the second half of 2013 and also includes 2 books that will be hitting the shelves in 2014. They cover a wide range of skill levels. Beginners all the way up to your experts like Tim Berners-Lee may find a book worth reading.

Six out of the ten books on the list are being released on the 22nd of their respective months…someone has been paying attention to their analytics.

HTML5 Books Coming in 2013


HTML5 Unleashed
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Why you should be excited:
I never knew HTML5 was on a leash but then again some parents actually use a real leash on their kids. HTML5 Unleashed is organized as an accessible guide of tutorials and practical references with full-color syntax and figures. The author, Simon Sarris was the top answerer for both Canvas and HTML5 on Stack Overflow so you know he can explain HTML5 in a way that you can understand.


3D Game Programming for Kids
Release Date: August 22, 2013
Why you should be excited:
A special code editor was created especially for this book so that even an absolute beginner can get started with JavaScript programming instantly. You’ll learn how to build your own games from start to finish, including a monster eating fruit, a cave puzzle, and rafting on a river.


Mobile HTML5
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Why you should be excited:
This is the only HTML5 book on the list written by a female author. Estelle Weyl will show you how to use audio, video, and graphics within the bandwidth and screen constraints of mobile devices.


HTML5: The Missing Manual
Release Date: December 22, 2013
Why you should be excited:
This is the second edition of HTML5: The Missing Manual. So much has changed since the books’ first release in 2011. Get updated information on how to draw with Canvas. Create shapes, pictures, text, and animation and then make them interactive. The book also shows you how to create location-aware apps. You will be able to write geolocation applications directly in the browser.


HTML5 in Action
Release Date: July 28, 2013
Why you should be excited:
Purchase of the HTML5 in Action paperback edition comes with an offer to get a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from the publisher. All of the HTML5 code from the book will also be available.


JavaScript Creativity
Release Date: October 16, 2013
Why you should be excited:
This HTML5 book shows you how to create your own music directly from the browser. This is a good thing for people who are musically inclined and a very very bad thing for friends of people who think they are musically inclined. The book will also show you how to use motion detection and gesture control.


JavaScript & JQuery
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Why you should be excited:
This full-color book uses a visual approach to teaching JavaScript and jQuery through the use of code examples, infographics, and photography. The only prerequisite is knowing how to create a basic web page in HTML & CSS. Learn how to create scripts from scratch, and understand the thousands of JavaScripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are available on the web.


HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Why you should be excited:
The third edition of HTML5 and CSS All-In-One for Dummies includes 8 self-contained books: Creating the HTML/XHTML Foundation, Styling with CSS, Using Positional CSS, Client-Side Programming with JavaScript, Server-Side Programming with PHP, Managing Data with MySQL, Into the Future with Ajax, and Moving from Pages to Sites. The book also features a website that contains supporting materials including code and several programs for web development.

HTML5 Books Coming in 2014


HTML5 and CSS3
Release Date: January 22, 2014
Why you should be excited:
This is another second edition that covers more new features, including CSS animations, IndexedDB, and client-side validations. “Falling Back” sections show you how to create solutions for older browsers, and “The Future” sections at the end of each chapter will get you excited about the possibilities when features mature. You will also learn how to use web sockets, geolocation, cross-document messaging, and the History API.


Enterprise Web Development
Release Date: February 22, 2014
Why you should be excited:
This book has four authors. I guess they took the “enterprise” approach to writing this book. They will explore options for building a single codebase for both desktop and mobile, using recursive design, or developing two separate codebases. You’ll also compare solutions offered by popular JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery, Ext JS, JQuery Mobile, and Sencha Touch.

4 Responses to “10 Upcoming HTML5 Books to Get Excited About”

  1. Alan Smith August 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm Permalink

    “Mobile HTML5” is the book for me 🙂 thanks for other books.

  2. Thomas August 26, 2013 at 5:58 pm Permalink

    Hello,

    I think these books will be amazing! Thanks for the list!

  3. Chris Minnick August 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm Permalink

    Excellent list, but with one notable book missing! Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 for Dummies comes out on September 10. This is the 8th edition of the very popular HTML for Dummies series, rewritten and updated for HTML5 and CSS3. As co-author of this edition, I can say first-hand that it’s a good one!

    • Stan Byme August 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm Permalink

      I actually considered including your HTML5 and CSS3 book on the list but thought that having more than one “For Dummies” book would be redundant. I do appreciate the fact that the HTML5 “For Dummies” series is constantly being updated. I wish you lots of success with your book and would recommend it to people just starting out.

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