Smashing WebKit

The ultimate guide to WebKit from the world’s most popular resource for web designers and developers

As the default browser for both iPhone and Android, WebKit has become a major player in the mobile arena, offering a wider array of HTML5 and CSS3 support than any other major engine. Written by expert author Jon Raasch, this essential book teaches you how to use WebKit to make web sites more engaging, faster, and more visually appealing. You’ll explore the variety of unique interface options that WebKit offers as you quickly discover how to create a unique web experience that provides functionality and entertainment.

Packed with best practices, real-world examples, and invaluable advice, this must-have guide explores WebKit’s capabilities, recommended techniques, and tips for improving an existing web site. Plus, whenever possible, cross-browser support is discussed for WebKit solutions as well as a wide variety of advanced presentation and interactivity options.

  • Gets you started with WebKit and shows you how to maximize HTML5 and CSS3 features in WebKit
  • Addresses ways to optimize your web site for mobile devices and enhance the mobile user experience
  • Features numerous examples, tips, techniques, and advice for getting the most out of WebKit

This book escorts you through a myriad of ways that WebKit can set your web site apart from the competition.

Table of Contents
PART I: Introducing WebKit
Chapter 1. What Is WebKit?
Chapter 2. Getting Started With WebKit Development

PART II: CSS3 Support in WebKit
Chapter 3. Advanced Styling with CSS3
Chapter 4. Improved Selection with CSS3

PART III: HTML5 Support in WebKit
Chapter 6. HTML5 Media Tags
Chapter 7. Th e Canvas Element
Chapter 8. HTML5 Forms
Chapter 9. Scalable Vector Graphics

PART IV: Mobile WebKit
Chapter 10. Developing for iOS and Android
Chapter 11. Building a Web App Th at Feels Like a Native iOS or Android App

PART V: Advanced WebKit
Chapter 12. WebKit Performance
Chapter 13. Th e Future of WebKit

Book Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119999138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119999133
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