Welcome to the exciting world of HTML5! If you’re an ASP.NET developer looking to turbocharge your
ASP.NET applications with HTML5 features, you’ve picked the right book. Compared to its successors,
HTML5 offers a much richer and complex set of features. HTML5 isn’t just about additional markup tags—
it’s about APIs that you can program using client-side script.
On one hand, HTML5 simplifies tasks that weren’t possible previously; but at the same time, it calls for
a detailed understanding of HTML5 features and ways to integrate those features into your applications.
Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 is written to help ASP .NET developers make the leap to the inevitable and exciting world of HTML5. The growing HTML5 specifications promises to revolutionize the way web sites are developed with an impressive set of built-in client-side features. The use of HTML5 as a preferred development language in Windows 8, along with growing support from the major browser vendors, is likely to make HTML5 the de-facto standard for all future web development. The number of HTML5-capable phones alone is estimated to top 1 billion by 2013.