Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Introduction to HTML 5

Category: HTML

<p>Are you interested in HTML 5 and what’s coming down the pipeline but haven’t had time to read any articles yet? I’ve put put together an educational Introduction to HTML 5 video that goes over many of the major aspects of the new standard, including:

  • Web vector graphics with the Canvas tag and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • The Geolocation API
  • HTML 5 Video
  • The HTML 5 Database and Application Cache
  • Web workers

In the video I also crack open the HTML 5 YouTube Video prototype to show you some of the new HTML 5 tags, such as nav, article, etc. It’s chock full of demos and sample source code.

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Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:15 am
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Thank you Brad for that really intressting video.

Comment by gossi — September 22, 2009

Web applications will never replace their desktop counterparts, or at least I hope not. Except in the case of social networking, administration, database handling – that sort of thing.

Comment by Darkimmortal — September 22, 2009

Darkimmortal: Why do you hope that? I think desktop app performance is always going to be superior until web apps basically become desktop like in that they are fully cached and compiled to your specific needs. But in general I do feel that web apps are increasing the usability of software, removing the need to install programs and manage the files associated with those programs is going to forward software a lot and make computers much easier to use for mainstream users.

Also unlike Linux(Ubuntu for example), I do feel that web apps and browsers have a better chance of competing against centrally controlled platforms such as Windows and OS X. Nothing wrong with those platforms, I would just love to have something as popular as them that I can hack on and be a platform of equivalent or greater computing/storage power.

Comment by endergen — September 22, 2009

Never say never. Perhaps you meant “never replace ALL desktop etc”… at least for the next decade anyway. You could also say the desktop will never replace the web experience but even that is becoming an increasingly grey area. If I had to make the choice of giving up either all desktop apps or being online then I’d lean towards having just a browser if that was the only option (as opposed to any and all desktop apps but no browser or net connection). Give the subject of this video 5 years of real world deployment and I can well imagine that I could EASILY never use another “real” desktop application ever again.

Comment by mconstable — September 22, 2009

Guys, i dont even think we can imagine how “webapps” will be in the future, im pretty sure the os will be the browser sooner than we think.

And Brad, thanks for this vid! Great stuff. And now that Google Chrome Frame is out we can actually start using html5 for real today.

Comment by andriijas — September 22, 2009

It seems somewhat ironic that a video from Brad trumpeting the new video tag and how its compatible across all these browsers requires the user to have Flash to watch it.

Comment by coryn1 — September 23, 2009

> Web applications will never replace their desktop counterparts, or at least I hope not.
This is what I am trying to achieve with my remote Mozilla XUL Web CMS and I think that I am doing very well so far. ;-)

Comment by Elixon — September 24, 2009

Brad, thanks so much for this summary video. I am very interested in applications of SVG and javascript workers to create more interactive apps. I can’t wait for HTML 5 to be finished. The future looks very exciting!

Comment by vlsicpre — October 10, 2009

Great video.

Comment by devongovett — October 15, 2009

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