I’ve had such a fun and inspiring couple of days, shooting some HTML5 videos and a promo video for my and Eric‘s new book, Head First HTML5 Programming. The team at Materialartifact.com, who produced the shoot, is amazing… they are complete pros, so nice, and brilliant too!
Here’s a photo of Eric and me at the photo shoot:
We’ll be posting the promo video when the book comes out in October, and the HTML5 videos will launch sometime late September or early October, so more later on these.
In the meantime, we’re getting back to revisions!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been since June 25 since I last posted. I guess that’s what happens when you’re in the thick of writing a book. The good news is the book is almost done! Unfortunately, it will be out about one month later than we hoped – October, instead of September – but sometimes it’s better to delay and get it right.
I received a question today from Eric, a prospective reader, about which book he should buy: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML or Head First HTML5 Programming (now the official title of the book, by the way). In his case, the right book to start with is Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML because Eric wants to learn HTML and CSS.
Even though we published Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML back in 2005, over 90% of the book is still completely relevant. When we update this book, we’ll be adding a few new HTML elements, a few new CSS properties, and changing how we talk about the future of HTML (and how we talk about XHTML), but essentially, the basics are the same. Which is great news, because it means that if you already know HTML and CSS, it’s fairly easy to upgrade your pages to HTML5 and make use of new HTML5 elements and CSS properties.
More updates to come as we finish up the book; then I’ll have a lot more time to write blog posts.