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HTML5 Foundations

Cover of HTML5 Foundations by Matthew West Published by John Wiley & Sons


Sometimes it’s difficult to remember a time before the World Wide Web. A time before we could find information about anything we desired by simply typing a few words into a search box on our computers, and these days even our mobile phones.

The web has come a long way since its humble origins in the research labs of academics. It has grown to be the single most valuable resource for information that the world has ever known. In doing so, it has created countless billionaires, sparked revolutions within countries throughout the world, and transformed education and science. The United Nations has even proposed that access to the Internet should be a basic human right.

HTML5 is the next step in the history of the web; it is the future. The new technologies introduced by HTML5 enable developers to create websites that are smarter, faster, and more secure than they have ever been before. The best thing about the Internet is that it is an open platform; anyone can build his or her own website. The barriers to entry in this industry are surprisingly low—and that’s awesome.

The community surrounding the web industry is the best in the world. Of course, I may be slightly biased, but I really believe that statement is true. I don’t know of any other industry where so many people in the community come together to help each other and push the web forward in new and innovative ways. Every day, I wake up and feel privileged to be part of it all. Now it is time for you to join ...

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