HTML5 and CSS3 Basics with Joshua Tallent

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As the eBook world continues to mature, we are seeing more adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 in eBook formats like ePUB3 and Kindle Format 8. This webinar, originally cast live on February 29, 2012, takes you through the essential differences between the older and newer versions of HTML and CSS, with an emphasis on the new features that are being used in eBooks. We talk about how to structure content, how to code semantically, how new CSS3 rules work, and how to code new features like video, audio, canvas, etc. This webinar requires some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. It will not get into the details of the new Kindle and ePub formats, but the information you learn will be a useful tool as you navigate those new formats.


Joshua Tallent has been an eBook developer since 2002. He is an acknowledged expert on the Kindle and ePub formats, and his book, Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, has been praised as the most thorough explanation of the Kindle format available. Joshua founded eBook Architects, his eBook design and consulting business, in 2008, providing services to both publishers and authors, with a focus on complex projects and enhanced eBooks. He regularly teaches at conferences and workshops about building and designing eBooks, and he is a vocal advocate for beautiful, functional, accessible eBooks.

Joshua resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He can be found online at and on Twitter @jtallent or @ebookarchitects.