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.
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?