This review is about the ebook format of this book, not necessarily about the content (which I hope is good in paper format); I have a Kindle DX with all my technical books, for easier reading while coding or studying.
I bought the book to have a handy reference of all HTML5 tags, while I'm coding; so I could easily look up any tag reference, one would have assumed.
Well, it is impossible to find the tag you are looking for unless you advance each page of the book until you find the tag you want to know about.
The table of contents will let you go any where in the book with the exception of the tags in the alphabetical list of Elements (aka tags) !!!. There is also section, in the content, named 'Elements Organized by Function' that covers the grand schema of the elements (tags); so, you can go to the 'Tables' subsection in the hope that you'll find the text links to the alphabetical reference... that was also a good idea that ended there. The 'Tables' subsection contains, in one line, all the tags related to tables with no link to the reference section; at least they are sorted in alphabetical order, so you can copy all ten of them to a paper page and start advancing pages without having to go back.
You won't believe this... In the 'Table of Contents' there is an entry that says 'Index'; I clicked on the link (remember, I use a Kindle DX... no mouse here, no touchscreen either). Advanced page, several times, until I got to the T letter, searched for 'Table' and found "table element" with no link or page number to go to. On the sunny side, at least I know this reference book has content for the concept I'm trying to lookup... it is just a few advance pages ahead.
If the Editor (not the Writer) would have done his/hers job in barely minimum acceptable way; the editor would have found that the digital version of the book was useless and would have had the Indexer to add the required links to the digital version of the book. Don't get me wrong here... indexing a technical book is a highly skilled art, there are very few good indexers; indexing content is an intense and time consuming task. Indexing is an art as described by Michelangelo when asked about how he sculpted the 'David', he said: "It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn't look like David."
I hope those people who bought the paper edition will write a good review of this reference (content wise), to me this is a dead book. The only thing remaining is to wait for an update to this digital version of the book.
With my best regards,