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November 17, 2009

HTML 5 and the Future of Web Apps

I'm at Web 2.0 Expo NYC listening to Tom Hughes-Croucher (Yahoo! Developer Network) talk about HTML 5.

[battery running low...won't get it all]

The web has been made exciting by Ajax. HTML 5 is about these revolutionary technologies; graphics, fast JavaScript, background processing, beyond the desktop (mobile apps), breaking through the sandbox (browser more than just the web).

HTML 5 has the ability to do a ton more with graphics with the canvas tag. Also has web-cam access. There's no start-up delay with plugins etc.

Anything that runs webkit has significant HTML 5 capability today, including iPhone and droid phones.

HTML 5 allows developer to embed fonts into the browser.

[out of juice]

Posted by mike at November 17, 2009 11:05 AM