I’ve talked about Smashing Magazine’s Smashing HTML5 and Introducing HTML 5, and now I’m going to talk about a couple of easy reads that should be part of your library: HTML5 for Web Designers and CSS3 for Web Designers, two books published by A Book Apart, the book-publishing wing of the must-read site A List Apart (and seriously, if you build websites and it’s not one of your regular reads, bookmark it now).
HTML5 for Web Designers boils down the opaque and obtuse 900-page HTML5 spec into a clear and easy-to-read 85 pages that capture the intended spirit of the original document without getting bogged down in the minutiae (and oh, is there a lot of it). If you need to get from zero to “getting” HTML5 in the quickest way possible, this is the book for you!
Each book is available as:
And both books are available as a bundle, and they make an excellent combo. Better still, you save 15% by ordering them as a bundle:
Get these books, learn and start cranking out some standards-compliant websites!
This article also appears in Global Nerdy.