HTML5 Forms & Interactive Elements: Or How to Poke a Zombie in the Eye

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Publisher Description

Nothing stops zombies better than HTML5 forms and interactive elements (not even a shotgun or a harsh talking to from their mother). These HTML5 tags are engaging, helpful and don't require complicated coding. In short they're like a bazooka to a shotgun, taking down zombies with ease, flair, and panache.

What You'll Beat Zombies With

You'll take an in depth look at form fields like input, select, textarea, meter and progress and look at form capabilities like checkboxes, radio buttons, drop downs, and special text fields. We'll look at the attributes added in HTML5 that can modify the form fields and even add interactivity to typically non-interactive fields. You'll also look at different options for linking to things other than webpages like email addresses, phone numbers, and sending text messages. Lastly we'll create interactive accordion menus using just HTML5 and our wits.

How You'll Learn to Smack Zombies Around

You won't just passively take in the view, like a zombie shuffling across the mainland. You'll have plenty of combat practice with analogies, examples, and code tutorials you can build, break and fix again. Working with your hands and your head you'll craft code that pleases the eye and knocks a zombie into last Tuesday.

All the code and directions are provided as both codepen tutorials and downloadable html files, so you can fight the apocalypse how and where you like. You can work with them on the codepen site or on your own device.

And later you'll bring those skills together in a final project that cements those skills into zombie smashing muscle memory.

Why Zombies?

Are zombies just a gimmick? Why would this be any better than a straight laced book that sticks to the facts?

Straight laced books are often straight boring. And if you have insomnia problems go buy that book. The author, John, has read the boring books and knows that staying awake and engaged are also important for learning. But this book uses zombie references and analogies not just to make you smile, but to help the material stick. If a tough technical concept is related in silly terms you understand, like a zombie trying to buy gum at a super market, it's much more likely to stay in that brain those zombies are intent on eating.

Grab a drink (beating zombies is thirsty work), boot up that 10 lbs laptop that survived the apocalypse and hit the buy button. You've got a horde to take care of.

Computers & Internet
August 15
John Rhea
Draft2Digital, LLC

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