HTML 5, the next version of HTML does provide a nice new standard for building dynamic and media rich applications, of course include video etc.
HTML5 technologies such as Canvas, for 2-D drawing on a Web page, are being promoted by heavyweights in the Internet space such as Apple, Google, and Mozilla and Aafari Browser.
Long long ago… hmm, I talked some about Flex vs. Ajax — both have their pros and cons, the history told us, when a new tech came, it would bring many chatters. I asked google, many chatter around the issue: Should developers and designers invest in HTML5?
Not sure YOU will agree them, but I try to collect some representational points.
Eric A. Meyer on HTML5′s future and the skills developers need to acquire by Mac Slocum,
MS: Without getting into the "Flash killer" stuff, how does HTML5 compare to Flash?
There are a number of people, myself included, who have been observing for a while now that the current web stack feels like Flash did in 1996. Look at the canvas demos, for example. The canvas demos we’re seeing now are totally reminiscent of the Flash demos we used to see in the ’96 era, where it was like: "Hey, look! I have three circles and you can grab one with a mouse and flick it. And then it bounces around the box and there’s physics and collision and animation and they’re blobby and woo hoo."
I’m often asked “Will HTML5 replace Flash?” on the Web. The quick answer is no. However, there is a lot of nuance here and it’s helpful to make the distinction between two broad classes of content applications that are deployed in browsers.
First, there are what I would call Web Productivity Apps…
The second broad class of applications are what I would call Rich Media Apps…
It’s all going to be even worse with the upcoming Apple iPad, the most desirable tablet you can imagine. It really doesn’t matter how great competitive devices are going to be. Everybody wants an iPad anyway. The iPad will be a great device to give a way in competitions, as sales incentives etc… just because everybody wants to have one. However your favorite browser plugin will not work on the device!
Just imagine some of the following:
1. Your business is giving away iPads as a price, don’t you want your website to work on the device?
2. You are in charge of deciding a new SaaS solution and your boss is proudly showing off his new iPad gadget.
It doesn’t really matter anymore how great Flash and SilverLight are… when they are not supported on the iPad, their use will get limited.
The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) HTML5 proposal is geared toward Web applications, something not adequately addressed in previous incarnations of HTML, the W3C acknowledges. In other words, HTML5 tackles the gap that Flash, Silverlight, and JavaFX are trying to fill.
So, what do you think about html5?