June 29th, 2010

A snapshot of HTML5

A site I stumbled across recently is HTML 5 Readiness, a beautiful site which annotates the progress of HTML 5 and CSS 3 over the last three years.

HTML5 is the next generation of HTML. As HTML switches to an unversioned development model, there may never be a HTML 6.

“HTML is an unbroken line stretching back almost two decades, and version numbers are a vestige of an older development model for standards that never really matched reality very well anyway. HTML5 is so last week. Let’s talk about what’s next.”  Mark Pilgrim, Google

Browser support is still fragmented, Can I Use is another great reference for compatibilty features for HTML 5, CSS 3 and SVG. You can also check out HTML5 test to see how well your browser of choice rates in the HTML5 support stakes.

Another great tool is Modernizr – a lightweight and simple JavaScript library that helps you take advantage of emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML 5) using feature detection.

A few of the features I am pretty excited about for HTML5 include:
- The geolocation API It’s an opt in basis, so the obvious privacy consideration for users is taken into account in the spec.
- Microdata – “Professor Markup says….” Microdata allows us to use name / value pairs from custom vocabularies and add them to documents.

Any other HTML 5 / CSS 3 tools, features and sites to add?








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I like some of the experiments that apple are doing over at: http://www.apple.com/html5/
Although they reek of “look, HTML 5 is way cooler than flash, so ner!” AND They only work in safari which sucks ass. They should at least work in all webkit browsers. Me fears a browser war for the next generation, not again. sigh:(

OK. enough rambling. HTML 5 is total kickass is what I was trying to say. Look something shiney.

Comment by Pete June 29, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

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OK. Let’s get down to it. So what do you think of that? Agree? Disagree? Don’t really care? Got something to say. Then say it.

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