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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

Creating a custom single-selection list

In the previous recipe, we used Chosen. In this recipe, we will take a deeper look into the creation of simple select boxes, making one the most user-friendly way pickers out there.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will use Chosen ( and its dependency jQuery by adding them from a CDN.

How to do it...

We create an HTML file and the accompanying JavaScript code:

  1. First, we will start with the head section of the HTML, where we will include the Chosen CSS style:

        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <title>Single select list</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//">
        <style type="text/css">
            width: 250px;
  2. We are going to create a simple form where the user can select their favorite programming language and job title. To do that, we add select elements...