Riding the HTML5 wave

25 01 2010

It has come to my attention (thanks to Mr.Batchelder) that html 5 is making its way to the web and has some really nice qualities. It will change the way we receive some info from web pages. In the article I read on Life Hacker it has the ability to stream audio and video files from the browser which cuts down on loading times. Im not sure thought if i agree that it will make such programs like flash and silverlight obsolete. I have never used silverlight and very limited in flash experience but I have seen the things produced with it and i dont think that they will just be done away with.

I can say that the interview article I read with Ian Hickson was pretty nice. He details how html 5 came about and how tough its been putting it all together. I didn’t realize how much goes into the process. Until i read this i wasn’t so sure about what exactly html 5 and all the hoopla was about but then I came across this line in that interview where Mr. Hickson said “The bulk of HTML 5 is actually just defining how browsers already do things”. For me a light came on and that cleared up a lot. As I continued reading the article stated that html 5 is stricter on the code than html 4 was. What shocked me was me was that he said microsoft hasn’t really offered much help or showed any interest in html 5. You would think that they would try and be more into these sorts of things.




2 responses

26 01 2010
Salvador Najar

Yea HTML5 will be stricter but then that could be very helpful. It would then help with use being able to update sites that others have worked on a lot easier. Instead of wondering why did they put this type of content in the header and put their navigation over here. It will be laying out a foundation to force others to follow some of the industry standards that are not set in stone like they should be.

27 01 2010

My research shows a mixed review of HTML – nothing overly positive. The Canvas seems to be the most anticipated feature. But HTML 5 seems to have been taken over by the browser makers and thus diminishing the idealist standards movement. Regardless it is a force to monitor and prepare for when our target audiences use browsers that support its feature set/subset.

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