Now Available: Upgrade Your HTML V!

Published on May 8, 2024 (↻ May 26, 2024), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

Tip: EPUB and PDF, with updates, at Gumroad.

The next edition of Upgrade Your HTML has arrived, containing fresh material for everyone interested in HTML quality and HTML optimization!

As with every part of this ebook series, focus has been on presenting code samples that allow to discuss both general and specific aspects of HTML, and therefore on offering something for every frontend developer to take away.

For this edition, I’ve been excited to work together with Stephanie Eckles—you’ll know her from projects like Modern CSS or Style Stage—as well as to extend my collaboration with Simon Pieters, who you may know from Idiosyncrasies of the HTML Parser (and Upgrade Your HTML IV!).

Enjoy your copy (and please use the feedback form included to share your thoughts)!

Format and price Ebook (EPUB and PDF), $4.99
Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $4.99
Extras Foreword by Stephanie Eckles
Preview Select chapters (PDF, 297 KB)
Length 36 pages (PDF)
Sellers Amazon
Apple Books
Google Play Books
Leanpub (higher price set by Leanpub, but including donation)
Latest version 1.0.2 (bought the book, but reading an old version? contact me, maybe I can help)

This book is part of a series: Explore Upgrade Your HTML at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.


The cover of “Upgrade Your HTML V.”

Upgrade Your HTML is the book series for HTML craftspeople and minimalists.

In Upgrade Your HTML V, HTML and CSS optimizer Jens Oliver Meiert takes more examples of HTML to analyze, explain, and improve the respective markup.

In this edition, find tables from the past; new HTML elements; (not) being managed by code; law and order in scripts; hidden and seek; preload requests; intermissions; mysterious chapter names; keyboard shortcuts; microdata; and plenty of appreciation for the craft of HTML.

“There are ways to improve performance by showing extra care about what you add to your HTML document, and anticipating the content. Going beyond the basics and into the nuances of HTML syntax and semantics is the value you’ll find in these pages, knowledge shared with you by Jens.”—Stephanie Eckles

→ This is the book if you enjoy the intricacies of working with HTML.

The outline:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Intro
  • Use Tables (for Tabular Data)
  • Know the search Element
  • Manage Your Classes
  • Keep Your Scripts in Order
  • Hide With hidden
  • Be Aware of Preload Requests
  • Pause
  • All Image Markup Roads Lead to Rome, but Make Sure to Wear a Seatbelt
  • Mark Up Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Remember Microdata
  • Outro
  • Feedback
  • About the Author
  • About Upgrade Your HTML V

Enjoy the new part of the series: Upgrade Your HTML V!

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens (long: Jens Oliver Meiert), and I’m a frontend engineering leader and tech author/publisher. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google and as an engineering manager for companies like Miro, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma.

I love trying things, not only in web development (and engineering management), but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

If you want to do me a favor, interpret charitably (I speak three languages, and they can collide), yet be critical and give feedback for me to learn and improve. Thank you!