When Written: June 2010
In my last article I wrote, I spoke about HTML5 and some of the new features contained in it. Since then Apple have launched a mini site with some examples of the new things that you can do with HTML5 (http://www.apple.com/html5/ ).
According to Apple Safari is the only HTML5 browser. I think not!
This apparently useful resource soon loses its appeal when you realise that it is simply a piece of marketing ‘fluff’ to promote the latest version of Apple’s browser. The example pages have browser detection on them so that any attempt to view them in a browser other than Apple’s results in a splash screen saying that the user should be using Safari 4, even though browsers like Chrome and Opera are capable of rendering some if not all of the HTML5 effects demonstrated. The idea behind HTML5, other than these new effects, is to hopefully end a lot of the browser differences and to make web site development easier, not to provide an opportunity for individual companies to try and score marketing points.
Some very clever graphics drawn totally with CSS3
Article by: Mark Newton
Published in: Mark Newton