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Apple Launches HTML5 Advocacy Page

by on June 4th, 2010

Earlier on the evening of June 3, Apple launched a new web page dedicated to HTML5 and open web standards. With the recent drama and advertising campaign coming from Adobe, which is pushing Flash, this new HTML5 web page is essentially Apple’s response.

The new HTML5 web page is a showcase for what developers can do with HTML5 and open web standards. In other words, showcasing what can be done without the need of using Flash, a technology that is not a web standard.

The web site showcases seven impressive examples of the power of HTML5: Video, Typography, Gallery, Transitions, Audio, 360, and VR. The interactive demos, usable on Mac/PC or any iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, are actually extremely impressive and definitely deserve a look.

The only downside to the whole page is that it must be viewed in Safari, whether that’s on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, or PC, it has to be Safari (although Google’s Chrome seems to work). Users with Internet Explorer or Firefox receive a prompt to download Safari.

This demo was designed with the latest web standards supported by Safari.

A link to download Safari is followed by the error message.

The web site continues to indicate Apple’s dedication to open web standards (CSS3, JavaScript) and HTML5, along with its commitment to WebKit, the render engine which Apple played a large part in making popular and is used by many web browsers.

Just playing and viewing the demos on the page makes me excited to see the power of HTML5 and the things that are to come. Definitely take a look and let us know what you think!

[Daring Fireball]

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