Archive for March, 2011

The Three Sides of HTML5, and the Only One That Matters.

March 3rd, 2011 by jeremychone | 1 Comment »

Over the last 12 months, there has been a tremendous amount of buzz about HTML5, and like everything that gets buzz, some good and some bad are coming out of it.

On the good side, the industry is now unanimously agreeing that HTML is a technology of the future and not a legacy one, and there is an amazing competitiveness among its implementers (Mozilla, Google, Apple, and Microsoft). The bad side is that lots of people tend to misinterpret what HTML5 really is, and this confusion is a great source for its detractors to spread FUD around it.

To make sense out of this chaos, it helps to know that HTML5 can be split into three fa├žades, and depending of which you pick, you will have a different appreciation of its readiness and potential.

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