Every developer needs to keep up-to-date with everything surrounding their craft, and to do that there is nothing better than relying on good books about the web and its constant evolution. I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of The Modern Web by Peter Gasston and today I want to show our readers a little bit more about the book, besides having two copies of it to giveaway.

Update - Giveaway Winners

The are happy to announce the two lucky winners that will receive The Modern Web Book copies:

  • James Koash
  • Lynne McC

We will get in touch with the winners to send the book! Thanks for all the participants!

Want to buy the book? Abduzeedo readers have 30% discount, just use the coupon code DESIGN when checking out at No Starch Press and you will get 30% off the book. Coupon is good on print or ebook purchases. Print purchases include ebook versions (PDF, epub, and mobi), all DRM-free.

The Modern Web is a pleasant reading. Peter writes in plain and simple English, making the reader enjoy the information he is receiving other then fallen asleep with boring technical stuff. Peter's straight forward way to teaching modern coding methods are nice and engaging... it got even me excited to try to code. ;)

Well, check out more about the book and its author and join our giveaway! There is also a coupon code our readers can use to buy the book, check it out.

The Modern Web Book Giveaway

From No Starch Press: The Modern Web will guide you through the latest and most important tools of device-agnostic web development, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. His plain-English explanations and practical examples emphasize the techniques, principles, and practices that you’ll need to easily transcend individual browser quirks and stay relevant as these technologies are updated. Learn how to:
  • Plan your content so that it displays fluidly across multiple devices
  • Design websites to interact with devices using the most up-to-date APIs, including Geolocation, Orientation, and Web Storage
  • Incorporate cross-platform audio and video without using troublesome plug-ins
  • Make images and graphics scalable on high-resolution devices with SVG
  • Use powerful HTML5 elements to design better forms
A glimpse of the topics you will find in the book:
  • The Web Platform
  • Structure and Semantics
  • Media Queries and Responsive Design
  • CSS Layouts
  • New JavaScript and Libraries
  • Device APIs (PDF)
  • SVG / Canvas / WebGL
  • HTML5 forms
  • Media (Audio/Video)
  • Packing it All Up
  • The Future

Go to The Modern Web page on No Starch Press to download chapter 6 - Device APIs (PDF).

About Peter Gasston: Peter has been a web developer for more than 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. The author of The Book of CSS3, Gasston has also been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He runs the web development blog Broken Links and lives in London, England.

The Modern Web Book Giveaway

Giveaway!

The winners of the giveaway were already announced. Stay tunned for other giveaways in the future ;)

Can't wait for the giveaway result? Go to The Modern Web page on No Starch Press and buy it now!

30% discount for Abduzeedo readers: use the coupon code DESIGN when checking out at No Starch Press and you will get 30% off the book. Coupon is good on print or ebook purchases. Print purchases include ebook versions (PDF, epub, and mobi), all DRM-free.

About the author of this post

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr