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The Subtle Rise of HTML5

by Cole O’C
Over the last two years, HTML5 has been supported and adopted by a lot of big name companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn. While HTML5 is technically only the latest version of a technical standard, it has come to represent a set of features and capabilities that both enhance user experience and simplify development processes. This simplification is most plainly seen when companies are developing an application for both iOS and Android; HTML5 allows them to develop one application that can be run on any web browser. The powerful tools of HTML5 make it hard to differentiate between the cloud and the web, as well as desktop and client functionality. The technology is incredibly flexible and quite affordable to incorporate. However, the new standard does have its downsides. Applications developed with HTML5 are sometimes limited compared to their iOS and Android counterparts, as certain features are harder to access. Another issue facing HTML5 is application distribution, which has become an almost non-issue for iOS via the App Store and Android via the Marketplace. Google Chrome’s app store, which seeks to become a primary HTML5 distributor, is fairly new and does not have quite the presence of its non-HTML5 counterparts. Although it may take some time, HTML5 has the potential to overcome its weaknesses and become a platform-spanning giant. read more...

Goodbye to HTML Coding?

by Cary C
The article introduces a new product from Adobe which is called Muse.  Muse is touted as being able to allow a user to create a website without needing to know how to use Cascading Style Sheets or Hypertext Markup Language.  So in essence, it is similar to Adobe’s Dreamweaver program, but it goes further by giving the user more control over the types of items that can be dragged into the page without doing any type of coding.  The article directs the reader to the home page for the Muse product and mentions that that particular page was created using the Muse software.  From there, a user can sign up to use Muse to create their own webpage without needing to code in HTML.  Adobe offers to host the webpage for the creator for a trial period, and then the user can choose to sign up for Adobe’s hosting service on a monthly basis if so desired. read more...

Adobe Overboard!

by Caezar M

Adobe is not going down with its own ship, as the move towards a HTML5  standard becomes more and more of a reality for everything online, adobe moves in the same direction by developing tools that would help make complex animations in HTML5 easier that could only be made with FLASH. The new Adobe EDGE software would help facilitate this transition by simplifying the coding conversions and assisting in animations in HTML5. Flash is still going to be the stronger player when it comes to games and videos but HTML5 will be better suited for other simpler tasks. there is some hope that eventually HTML5 will replace Flash, and while Adobe has dumped its mobile support  it will not stand idly by and watch Flash be replaced. Adobe Edge is Adobe’s way of saying “our format might get replaced but we still have the tools for making flash style animation easy in HTML5.” if anything the people who are happy for this will be the Apple community who have famously suffered when flash was not supported for the iOS platform. read more...

Google Support the Use of Flash in a HTML5 Kind of Sense

by ChihWei H
Google Support the Use of Flash in a HTML5 Kind of Sense

Google is providing developers with a tool, Swiffy, that converts Adobe Flash animations to HTML5. At a time when Adobe declare the death of Flash on mobile platforms, Google’s providing developers a tool to easily conversion of the .swf extension to HTML format. As Adobe Flash is still alive and well in the desktop, Google’s tool give developers flexibilities to port their creation to HTML5 so it could be use in mobile platform as well.  Adobe actually has a similar tool called Wallaby, but it’s more light weight when compare to Google’s Swiffy. read more...

Occupy Flash seeks to rid world of Adobe Flash

by Marco M
“Occupy what?”

Is reported that a small group, calling themselves “Occupy Flash”, whom in reality is a group called “HTML is the 99%” are web developers plotting to shut down the use of Adobe Flash. They inten to do so, by developing similar applications using HTML5 as it were the “universal standard” for web development. They argue that Flash is unreliable, it requires constant updates and “it does not work in most mobile devices”. They claim HTML5, can do the same tasks as in Flash but better, and the content can even be read more...

Check your online Ad using program by Adobe “project adthenticate”

by Penny C

We have all seen online ads  on the web sites we visit.  You can’t escape the ads.  These web ads should follow guidelines provided by IAB.  IAB provides guidelines in the creating, planning online ads.  The guideline generally recommends appropriate file size, animation length, etc… It is not a mandatory rule but a guideline that should be followed to standardized online ads. read more...

The battle of Flash 11 and WebGL.

by George A

Adobe recently announced in this article that they are working on Flash Player 11. As of October 6th it was released. This release will include rendering of 3D graphics which is a significant update from Flash Player 10. Also announced was Adobe Air 3. Adobe has lost some of its former foothold in the video playing area of the internet. HTML5 and Apple are both a cause. Adobe clearly isn’t trying to reclaim that space on the internet but is now attempting to compete somewhere else. The Stage 3D rendering that Adobe is using is a low level API for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. According to Adobe browsers will be able to run console quality games. Google’s WebGL now has something to compete with. Flash 11 will have 64bit capability also. read more...

HTML 5 transition, in progress.

by Boshi W

Just read an article related to the slow transitioning to HTML 5 from many big companies like Pandora online service. Pandora claims that the transition to HTML 5 will drop the traditional Adobe Flash technology and will no longer require the use of plug ins and improve overall performance and faster user experience. A new redesigned user interface, more robust search option, and access to playback controls, one-click access to details about current track, social interaction features, are some of the enhancement from the switch over. Pandora’s switch will disappoint Adobe and will likely to end the long partnership they had but will benefit Pandora in the long run. read more...

Standardization of The World Wide Web: HTML 5

by Andrew N

Standardization of The World Wide Web: HTML 5

The World Wide Web Consortium is in the development process of standardizing HTML 5 in all web browsers. This new and improved markup language is  to incorporate all the proprietary applications into a standard application needed to do certain things on the internet such as watch videos or load content.  Although, HTML 5 has been introduced and been into the works, it has yet to prove any type of standard. It will be at least a decade for W3C to consider the language. Companies such as Adobe and Microsoft have countered by saying “At the same time though, Web companies say their proprietary tech­nologies are already up and running, unlike HTML 5.” (IEEE, 2010) HTML stemmed from back in the mid- 1980s and was organized by the Internet Engineering Task Force, but was taken over by W3C due to their procrastination. W3C has ever since been trying to improve on the language. HTML is going to let developers incorporate contents such as video, graphics, and animation into the JavaScript. Also, the standardization of a video codec is trying to be put into place where any video can run off a standard codec that is already included in the language. read more...