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Posts Tagged "HTML5"

Setting up locally hosted HTML5 video

Karissa Wingate

HTML5 Video is a great thing. There is a built in player in all of the major browsers, and ideally, it should be to throw a video on the page with the new video tag. No more outside hosting or struggling to get your flash player working inside your frames. Of course, the browsers still are all implementing this feature in different ways. Simple is coming. but we’re not quite there yet.  It’s still not as difficult as it used to be.

Mobile Site Development becoming as important as Desktop.

Karl Schwirz

In recent years, the boom in mobile devices has caused more and more users to abandon their desktop internet browsers and opt for the ones sitting in their pocket. As a result, nearly 10% of 2011’s internet traffic was attributed to mobile device browsers. As more people are browsing the internet in this manner, it is important that currently standing websites, as well as newly developed ones, also include mobile friendly pages in their site.
Many companies have followed models put forth by sites such as www.amazon.com, with their widely known desktop interface for purchasing products. When the mobile markets started to pick up they developed a mobile site that operates in much the same way, but offers a friendlier user experience for those viewing it on a smartphone screen. This move to a mobile intuitive platform can generate an increase…

HTML5 Live in NYC

Matt Donahue

On Tuesday, November 9th, Krish Mandal, Eric Fitchett, Paul Hurlock and I attended an event in New York called HTML5 Live. My intentions going into this were to get a better understanding of HTML5, where it is now, and where it’s going.
I actually got more out of the conference than I had anticipated. I was pleasantly surprised with some of the tools that were demonstrated, and some of the HTML5 features that were shown, particularly native validation and the enhancements to Adobe’s Creative Suite. As I expected, the general sentiment was that HTML5 is going to be big, but it is only practical to develop it right now in a controlled browsing environment. Progressive enhancement is certainly possible, but with all the uncertainty around video and audio codecs, and how other native features will be handled in a standardized way…

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