by Joe White
June 4, 2010
dismissing Adobe Flash once and for all, the company has launched a series of demos today stating exactly why HTML5 is the way forward. The new page at Apple.com explains that every Mac and iDevice sold supports HTML5 web standards, and that these standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. The limits appear to be endless with HTML5, and the series of demos beneath Apple's opening paragraph seem to support this. Seven main sections are explored through the demos. These are Video, Typography, Gallery, Transitions, Audio, 360, and VR. Each demo is simple, elegant, and exactly what you'd expect to see on any Apple webpage.
Standards aren't add-ons to the web. They are the web.Beneath these demos are three links: one for developers with a yearning desire to start using HTML5 right away, another displaying a list of iPad ready websites (which is actually worth a look), and the last linking to Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" - which explains exactly why Apple have placed Flash firmly in the past. Apple's message is blatantly clear: HTML5 can easily be widely adopted and implemented. And although Jobs fails to acknowledge the obvious capabilities of Flash, the solidarity of the company's argument leaves no room for compromize. What do you think? They say that every genius is slightly mad, but has Jobs gone to far this time? Let us know!