Jens Oliver Meiert

Upgrade Your HTML (the Booklet)

Post from November 4, 2019 (↻ April 12, 2021), filed under .

I’ve written a very short book on improving HTML code: Upgrade Your HTML.

Upgrade Your HTML is about one thing: Picking examples of HTML in the wild, and explaining how to make that code better. Kindly. Constructively. Thoroughly, as finding a balance between detail and brevity permits. For all web developers, though the less you’ve looked at HTML optimization so far, the more you may take out of the booklet.

Format and Price Ebook (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), $4.99 (flexible price)
Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $3.99
Preview Selected chapters (PDF, 387 KB)
Length 25 pages (PDF)
Language English
All suppliers Amazon
Google Play Books
Leanpub
Gumroad
Payhip
SitePoint

Good tricks to achieve […] better HTML.

…say readers at SitePoint.

This book is part of a series: Also see Upgrade Your HTML II.

Description

The cover of “Upgrade Your HTML.”

HTML is super-popular. Everyone can write HTML. Or can they? In the spirit that everything can be tweaked and optimized, Upgrade Your HTML is a first light book in a playful series to review and improve real-life examples of HTML.

Not shyly but always constructively does Jens Oliver Meiert, someone who has written a lot of HTML and who makes his own life difficult so that he can write even more HTML, go through ten samples to ponder and upgrade the respective markup.

If you’re a web developer, you know HTML. Check out and follow Upgrade Your HTML to nod (or shake your head) exploring old and new problems surrounding uses of the beloved HyperText Markup Language.

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

The outline:

  • Intro
  • Respect the title Attribute
  • Stop Escaping &
  • Think Through Your Markup
  • Don’t Double Boolean Attributes
  • If It Can Be Done Using an HTTP Header, Use an HTTP Header
  • Avoid data Images
  • Don’t Use the Classic “clearfix”
  • Be Clear About Attribute Functions
  • Question Your Frontend Code
  • Add Meaning, Prune Meaninglessness
  • Outro
  • Feedback
  • About the Author

All ebook formats, with updates, at Leanpub.

❧ I’m immensely grateful for all the help from Kevin Khaw, who reviewed the booklet on technical accuracy, Merci Niebres, who greatly contributed to improving its tone, and Gabriele Kretzschmar for overall editing.

Enjoy the first edition of: Upgrade Your HTML!

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on April 29, 2020.

I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m a web developer (engineering manager) and author. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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Cover: CSS Optimization Basics.

Perhaps my most relevant book: CSS Optimization Basics (2018). Writing CSS is a craft. As craftspeople we strive to write high quality CSS. In CSS Optimization Basics I lay out some of the most important aspects of such CSS. Available at Amazon, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.

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