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T he first printing of Jeremy Keith’s HTML5 For Web Designers has sold out. For a book about web forms, semantics, and the history of markup, it’s done pretty well: The book sold 1,000 copies during the first hour of pre-sales. It sold 5,000 copies during the first 24 hours of pre-sales. The first printing sold out within two months.
Keep this cheatsheet handy — it contains the most common HTML tags and their proper syntax. Basic Tags <html></html> Creates an HTML document
In “CSS is the new Photoshop” (?) , Adobe’s John Nack correctly observes, as have many of us, that “Cascading Style Sheets can create a great deal of artwork now, without reliance on bitmap graphics.” Nack quotes Shawn Blanc, one of several concurrent authors of the phrase “CSS is the new Photoshop,” who cites as evidence Louis Harboe’s iOS icons and Jeff Batterton’s iPhone , both designed entirely in CSS and both only viewable in the latest Webkit browsers, Safari 5 and Google Chrome 5. He’s not alone: Håkon Wium Lie from Opera predicts that CSS3 could eliminate half the images used on the Web. You can use various graphical tools to generate things like CSS gradients and rounded corners .