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Wrinklefree jQuery and HTML5

A cutthroat guide to honing your jQuery and JavaScript skills, while learning how to use cutting edge HTML5 APIs.

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- Build familiarity with jQuery principles

- Learn new HTML5 features and APIs

- Build a toolset of coding techniques for building web apps

- Integrate jQuery and HTML5 into well-rounded web apps

- Learn to incorporate jQuery and HTML5 together to build new experiences in web applications

- Architect jQuery to build maintainable and scalable code

- Manage rendering and validating forms, interacting with editable content, setting default placeholders, and validating forms

- Cache, persist, and store data in a browser, and optimize loading of website resources by caching CSS and JavaScript in the browser

- Dynamically save files to a browser's local filesystem, and asynchronously upload files to a server

- Access a webcam right from the browser, and create a photo-booth application that takes your picture

- Use multi-threading to build fast and fluid web apps that never stutter

- Implement real-time messaging, build live chat rooms and push notifications to a browser

- Write immersive audio and video applications

- Build interactive 3D interfaces with WebGL and HTML5 Canvas

Wrinklefree jQuery and HTML5:

A cutthroat guide to advancing your jQuery and general JavaScript skills, while learning how to use cutting edge HTML5 APIs.

HTML5 APIs are quickly becoming common packages in browsers. As new browser technologies are distributed, the arsenal of tools available to web developers grows. HTML5 involves a host of new features available to JavaScript developers. It helps in creating more engaging, performant, and scalable web applications.

Wrinklefree jQuery and HTML5 is a practical, example-driven tutorial that aims to provide a clear pattern for developing JavaScript applications that handle new media and resource-intensive features such as streaming video, webcams and microphones, and accessing filesystems right from the browser.

This book starts with discussing HTML5 features, and then builds a common knowledge of new browser technologies, weaving the practice of using those libraries with the practice of writing jQuery plugins.

I have worked really hard over the past year to make this a great resource for acquiring knowledge of concepts falling under "HTML5" and others surrounding jQuery, in a step-wise fashion. Beginners with jQuery should be able to pick up this book and learn a ton. Advanced users will find themselves still learning all the trinkets and gizmos available, as there are some very advanced jQuery and HTML5 concepts involved in this book that many contractors earn USD $150k+ / year for specializing in them. After you've made it through the book, you'll be comfortable writing your own jQuery plugins and using HTML5 APIs to create unique and memorable user experiences.

All the chapter code is included and provided online, so that readers can follow along, or even use the code for whatever they want. (I believe in providing this code with a "Do Whatever the Fuck You Want License").

Grab your own copy today and support creativity, learning, and a better web community :)

Don't Forget! You will get:

- An unending source of HTML5 and jQuery information; where chapters and example code will be constantly updated based on reviewer and reader feedback (that means YOU ARE IMPORTANT!)

- A professional contact/resource and a nice online friend -- @matthiasak :)

- Free (AS IN FREE) updates for the book, forever. This means all updates to this book and its code will be yours. I will even email you to let you know the changes and new content.

- My full attention. Because I am a writer representing himself, you get the opportunity to go through me, not a publisher. If you find something difficult to understand or have feedback for this book, hit me up and I will see what I can do to improve the book, its message, and its content.

This Book is Great for:

This book is great for developers who are a little familiar with jQuery, and are ready to graduate to writing their own plugins and architecting immersive web applications. It's assumed that you will have some experience with HTML and jQuery already, and be familiar with jQuery selectors, events, and utility functions. Knowledge of HTML5 APIs is not required, as many HTML5 features will be taught from the ground up.


If you are reading this and you haven't found the value proposition of this back enough to support the hundreds of hours I have already poured into this book, I would love to know why.

- Did this book not help you learn anything new?

- Does it not cover something you wanted to know?

Whatever it may be, drop me a line on the feedback page or tweet me @matthiasak!

About the Author

Matthew Keas
Matthew Keas

Matt Keas is an avid brew-thusiast (coffee and beer) who codes Javascript in his sleep. Having launched two startup companies straight out of college, he now works as an author and a consultant in Houston, TX.

After launching his first book, Wrinklefree jQuery and HTML5 (https://leanpub.com/wrinklefree-jquery-and-html5), he wanted to write a second, more controversial book that publishers had discouraged, but really felt much closer to home.

Grab your own copy today and support creativity, learning, and a better web community :)

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Dynamic HTML5 Forms
    • The cat registration form
    • Basic Support
    • JavaScript templates: a primer
    • Importing external scripts as templates
    • JavaScript object representation of our fictional Cat Form
    • jQuery events and delegates
    • Examples on the Web
    • Summary
  • 2 Geolocation API
    • HTML5 Geolocation on the Web
    • Geolocation API Support
    • An Introduction
    • Handling Errors
    • The Coordinates Object
    • Higher Accuracy Readings with Mobile Devices
    • Example Project - “Dog Sitters Unite!”
    • Building jQuery Plugins
    • Boots’ Supporters Club – Beginning the jQuery plugin
    • Summary
  • 3 HTML5 Local Storage
    • The Local Key-Value Store
    • HTML5 Local Storage Support
    • Local Storage – An Introduction
    • Listening for Changes Made to the Local Storage
    • Limitations of HTML5 Local Storage
    • Putting it all together
    • The Problem
    • The Project
    • The Code
    • Summary
  • 4 Reading Files with jQuery and HTML5 File API
    • Testing Browser Support
    • The Three Musketeers (of the File API)
    • Alternative methods for selection – dragging and dropping
    • Reading File Contents with the FileReader API
    • Monitoring Progress
    • Review from this Chapter
  • 5 Webcam Access with jQuery
    • Why WebRTC is Important
    • Defining WebRTC Formally
    • Browser Support for WebRTC
    • When Not to Use WebRTC
    • Lossy Versus Lossless Codecs
    • The Open Web Platform is the Perfect Blend of Technologies
    • Streaming Screen Capture
    • Examples of WebRTC in Action
    • Tools of the Trade
    • The Details of getUserMedia()
    • WebRTC and HTML5 Canvas
    • The HTML
    • The jQuery / JavaScript
    • Determining Support
    • Defining the Options for getUserMedia()
    • Grabbing a screenshot
    • Putting It All Together
    • Summary
  • 6 Web Workers
    • Examples of Web Workers
    • Browser Support
    • Detecting Support
    • Running Examples
    • Threads
    • When Not To Use Web Workers
    • Defining Web Workers Formally
    • Limitations of Web Workers
    • The Properties of Web Workers
    • Spawning a new Web Worker
    • Communicating with a Web Worker
    • Terminating a Web Worker
    • Shared Web Workers
    • Capturing Errors from Web Workers
    • Using Web Workers in our Own Web Applications
    • Using Web Workers with Libraries
    • Summary
  • 7 jQuery and WebSockets – Low Latency Networking in JavaScript
    • The Benefits of WebSockets
    • When to Use or Not Use WebSockets
    • Examples of WebSockets in Use
    • Browsers Currently Supporting WebSockets
    • Server Side WebSocket Frameworks
    • The WebSocket API - Getting Started
    • Same Origin Policy and WebSockets
    • Encapsulating WebSockets with ws
    • Coding our example application - Boots’ Return!
    • Summary
  • 8 HTML5 Audio, Video and jQuery
    • Examples of HTML5 Audio and Video
    • Browsers Currently Supporting HTML Video and Audio
    • Audio File Support
    • Video File Support
    • HTML5 Audio and Video Attributes
    • HTML5 Audio and jQuery
    • HTML5 Video and jQuery
    • Reader Challenge
    • The canplay Event
    • HTML5 Video and SVG
    • The Fullscreen API
    • Summary
  • 9 HTML5 Canvas
    • Examples
    • Browser Support for HTML5 Canvas
    • Canvas - The Basics
    • Why To Choose Canvas
    • Simple Drawing
    • Working With Paths
    • Bezier Curves
    • The Coordinate System
    • Images
    • Text
    • Gradients
    • Mixing With jQuery
    • Summary
  • 10 WebGL
    • Examples
    • Which Browsers Currently Support WebGL?
    • WebGL - The Basics
    • Details
    • Getting out of Clipspace
    • Setting Variables in the Shaders
    • Drawing Images with WebGL
    • A Final Word on the Variable Types in Shaders
    • Summary

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