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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.

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New JavaScript UI Library

Javascript Library w2ui

I am a big fan of simplicity. Some of my favorite quotes reflect this; “less is more”, “keep it simple”, and “are you going to eat that?”. I live in the land of sushi and believe the world would be healthier if everything people ate had 5 ingredients or less. I don’t own a TV or use a cellphone for anything other than testing new apps and responsive designs. They were both replaced with an iPad.

The best house near me is for a true minimalist. It was built and laid out using a simple grid system that divides the space into three living quarters. The layout feels like the architects were working on a new web design and halfway through decided to create a house instead.

My appreciation for all that is simple gives me a moderate level of enjoyment in introducing the new open source JavaScript UI library called w2ui. It is a nimble 37kb (minified and gziped) which means that the load and execution times will be done in a flash, pun intended. It is 12 times smaller than Ext JS and 6 times smaller than Kendo UI. The w2ui code is licensed under the “if it’s free, it’s for me” license also known as the MIT license.

The w2ui is a complete set of UI widgets for data-driven web applications. Continue Reading →