HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation

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  • Use Microdata for SEO purposes and learn the semantics of HTML5
  • Learn about the new HTML5 form elements
  • Work with drag-and-drop in HTML5
  • Discover how geolocation works in different browsers
  • Master HTML5 canvas theory with lots of code samples
  • Understand how offline web application works and learn about web storage concepts
  • Get acquainted with the nuances of CSS3 transition
  • Create complex web pages using advanced animations

HTML5 and CSS3 are the way for the future. Prior to HTML5 and CSS3, it was difficult to design complicated animations and transformations. With the advent of HTML5 and CSS3, web design has become much simpler, and the new features that are now available help us design complex web pages with ease. These cool new features will be the standard for the future; hence, it is imperative to learn about them now.

HTML5 and CSS3 Transition, Transformation, and Animation will help you take advantage of the real power behind HTML5 and CSS3 and will give you a good grounding for using it in your own web pages. Each and every code sample and concept is explained in detail, and you will be provided with all the information you need to take your web pages to the next level – before all your competitors do!

The book starts by covering the basic concepts of HTML5 and CSS3 such as semantics, Microdata, and the Flexbox model. You will then quickly progress to intermediate concepts such as form elements and some exciting features with JavaScript APIs. The code samples provided in this book will give you a solid base by which you will then be able to understand, write, and execute your own HTML/CSS projects with transition and animations.

Instead of wading through loads of theory, the concepts in this book are explained in a practical manner using code samples to demonstrate the new features of HTML5 and CSS3. The code samples are such that you can copy the code (the entire code is written instead of code snippets) and execute it for better understanding. Transition, transformation, and animation are also explained in a lucid manner, and there is a gradual increase in the difficulty level throughout the book.

By the end of the book, you will be thoroughly acquainted with HTML5 and CSS3, enabling you to design a web page using the included code samples with ease.

  • Discover the semantics of HTML5 and Microdata
  • Understand the concept of the CSS3 Flexible Box model
  • Explore the main features of HTML5 such as canvas, offline web application, geolocation, audio and video elements, and web storage
  • Master the tools and utilities in HTML5 and CSS3
Page Count 136
Course Length 4 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849519946
Date Of Publication 21 Nov 2013


Aravind Shenoy

Aravind Shenoy is an in-house author at Packt Publishing. An engineering graduate from the Manipal Institute of Technology, his core interests lie in technical writing, web designing, and software testing. He was born, and is based, in Mumbai, India. A music buff, he loves listening to Oasis, R.E.M, The Doors, Dire Straits, and U2. Rock n' Roll and Rap rule his playlists. He is also the author of several other books such as Thinking in HTML and Hadoop Explained, both by Packt Publishing. You can find out more about him on the Amazon Author Central page at

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Gianluca Guarini

Gianluca Guarini is a 25-year-old web developer, with strong design skills, working currently in Zurich. He was born in Avellino, a sunny city in the south of Italy, and he grew up designing things and playing video games from an early age on a Commodore 64. He graduated in Psychology of Communication in Milan and has worked collaborating with small web agencies as a freelancer, always searching for new projects to enhance his skills. In 2011, he wrote an HTML5 guide for the biggest Italian web design e-learning portal and in the same year he started a long collaboration with Radio Deejay pushing the HTML5 technology into the mainstream in Italy thanks to an amazing working group. He won, with Radio Deejay team, the first prize for the best Design/UX in Dev Unplugged (an HTML5 contest for the launch of Internet Explorer 9) realizing The Visual Player, an amazing project that combines the use of HTML5 Canvas, Video, Audio, and SVG features. In 2012, he moved to Zurich to work as frontend developer for Gold Interactive, then a brand-new web agency that likes to start any new project always by exploiting the coolest HTML5 features needed to make them unique and great. He believes in open source and is always sharing his tricky codes on Twitter from his account @gianlucaguarini. You can contact him at and