A New Standard HTML 5 {1}

by Jonathan F

HTML 5 is going to be a new standard that the World Wide Web Consortium will develop for the web. But HTML 5 has been around since 2008 and it has been incorporated in a number of web pages and applications already. The product that has taken advantage of HTML 5 has been the Apple IPad since Apple does not like to use Flash. HTML 5 has features that can be used as an alternative to Flash. Joshua Bixby president of Strangloop Networks says that HTML 5 is the next evolution in online experiences. HTML 5 creates an interactive experience for the user. HTML 5 does not require plug-ins that users had to previously download for the user to use a website. The plug-in are free for the users, but they are not for the developers which have to purchase the software to use the functionality.  HTML 5 is an enhancement to the HTML standard; it is not something completely new. There have been a number of improvements, but there are four that really stand out. The first is that you don’t need a Flash pug-in to stream audio and video files, this reduces download times and the load on the computer. There is also a new feature that will display graphics according to the user’s interaction and behavior on a webpage. HTML 5 will allow some web applications to work while a user  is  offline. Finally there is geolocation feature which will display content based on the location that the user is at bt using  Wi-Fi signals or GPS. Although HTML 5 has many improvements many developers are reluctant to build websites using HTML 5 because it requires that users update their web browsers. HTML 5 has been used more in the mobile market because products already come with updated built-in browsers. It is really up to the website owners or application developers to decide if they should use HTML 5 because it really does enhance the end-user experience. read more...

HTML 5 transition, in progress. {1}

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...

HTML 5, The Future of Mobile Web {2}

by Calvin M
So why doesn’t Apple allow Flash web applications on their iDevices? People say that it’s all about business. If iDevice users can’t use Flash applications, then they are forced to download all their apps from Apple’s App Store. Steve Jobs gave consumers six main reasons why him and his developers decided not to all Adobe to be a third party developer. Steve Jobs believes that having developers use HTML 5 rather than Flash, will allow more developers to use a various amount of tools, and since Apple is a member of the standards committee that controls HTML 5, this is a perfect way of popularizing the format. Also, since Apple’s mobile iDevices use touch technology, it will be difficult for users to navigate Flash web pages that rely on regular web users to roll over the menus with the cursors. Steve Jobs believes that HTML 5 will be the best format for mobile devices because it’s a standard that was created in the mobile device era. read more...

Standardization of The World Wide Web: HTML 5 {Comments Off on 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...