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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

LED scoreboard using web fonts

In this recipe, we are going create an LED scoreboard similar to the ones used in basketball games by making a clever use of HTML web fonts. The main goal of the recipe is to get introduced to web fonts and the features they offer.


The full specification on web fonts can be found on W3C at

Getting ready

Before staring, you need to get the font we are going to use in this example. The files can be retrieved from the examples code, and they all have a RADIOLAND prefix.

How to do it...

To create the scoreboard, we will create an HTML page, a backing JavaScript code that will update the timers, and related data, as well as a CSS file that will use web fonts:

  1. First, we will start with creation of the HTML page; in the head section, include stylesheet.css and a dependency to jQuery

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="stylesheet.css" type="text/css" charset="utf-8">
      <script src="