Hello HTML 5

Since the “fight” between Apple and Adobe on Flash, HTML5 technology has recently into the spotlight. It was then follow by Apple launched its HTML5 showcase site, then Google announced its HTML5 Rocks. Although HTML5 is still in working draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/) and expects the specification to reach the Candidate Recommendation stage during 2012. Most of the browsers are prepared for it and HTML5 ready, e.g. 
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

Microsoft IE is currently a bit late but they are catching up with IE9. You can follow the development here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/. For the IE fan, to browse HTML5 sites you will need 

What is so cool about HTML5? Here are some of the new features: 

  • The canvas element for immediate mode 2D drawing.
  • Timed media playback
  • Offline storage database (offline web applications).
  • Document editing
  • Geolocation
  • and more…

For all of us to appreciate all these features we must see it in action, right. Seeing is believing, here is the list of 5 sites and gallery you must explore (in no particular order :)): 

 

  

Apple HTML5 Showcase

 

  

HTML5Rocks

 

  

HTML5 Gallery

 

  • HTML5 Demos – HTML5 Demos offer a good overview of how HTML5 is changing the landscape and its capabilities.

  

HTML5 Demo

 

Checkout those links and post your opinion.

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