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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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  • lorand

    The Ipad is cool gadget, but is to expensive for my wallet πŸ™ anyway my luck was that I win one Ipad :d/ on http://tinyurl.com/37o8vey ( i don`t want to advertising for the page so i put`it on tinyurl :D. I sharer the wining page because I cannot participate again πŸ™

  • Ryan

    spam, don't follow the link

  • Rustybarnacle

    You know, I'm all for standards and stuffs, but doesn't it seem odd that your pushing standards for all, and then your page only works with Safari?

  • Firefox hasn't adopted HTML5 yet.

  • Aaron

    That would be because not all browsers fully support HTML5, yet. How dumb would it look if Apple was like, 'hey come see how awesome HTML5 is…' and then have it not work on peoples crappy browsers. Instead it's like a 'hey look at the potential that HTML5 has when your browser supports it!'

    I couldn't imagine trying to view that on IE 6… Like some people still have.

  • Xaroc

    its a push for a more Apple friendly web world.
    i have seen, and used some of the HTML5 Videos.
    They look really crisp, seemed to…. (Buffering..) load faster too lol
    i hope this takes off. i have no doubt with Jobs behind this pushing it, it will.

  • You gotta admit those html5 demos are pretty impressive. It's nice to experience the “flash” feeling on my iPad and iPhone.

  • Xaroc

    Yeah lol. I got my iPad Saturday, I been doing all my web surfing and forums on this thing lol.
    Having most the web being full iPad compatible would be a dream come true

  • Yvrgal

    HTML5, bring it on!

  • stonee

    Firefox on mac has gotten quite slow, mostly likely because of the monumental update coming this fall. There are some great extensions for it though, in its current form, but if you don’t need them, safari is quite great. Will be 25 percent faster crunching JavaScript than Safari 4 and will offer expanded HTML 5 support.