The Modern Web

Multi-Device Web Development
with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Peter Gasston

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“This is a useful book, and it’s an important book. If you follow Peter Gasston’s advice, then test your sites across all browsers and on a variety of devices, you’ll impress your bosses and please your users. You’ll also be making the Web better and keeping it open.”


Author of Introducing HTML5

“Peter Gasston has now done for the modern web platform what he already did for CSS: write a consult-it-first compendium of information for web developers of practically any skill level.”


Author of Responsive Design Workflow

“Peter Gasston strikes a great balance between producing fantastic real-world code and staying right on top of the latest developments in web technology. He has a considerable gift for explaining difficult technical topics in a lucid and entertaining manner.”


Developer Relations Manager, Opera Software and Author of Practical CSS3

About the author

Peter Gasston has been a web developer for over 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. He was one of the original contributors to, the leading online destination for CSS3. Gasston is the author of The Book of CSS3 (No Starch Press) and has been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He gives talks about technologies at developer conferences and runs the web development blog Broken Links ( Gasston lives in London, England.

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Why read this book?

The Modern Web will guide you through the latest and most important tools of device-agnostic web development, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Plain-English explanations and practical examples emphasize the techniques, principles, and practices that you’ll need to easily transcend individual browser quirks and stay relevant as these technologies are updated.

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