Posts Tagged ‘HTML5’

HTML5 resources

Monday, November 8th, 2010

HTML5 is moving forward, both in regards to support by the major browsers as well as on mobile phones. At Web Responsive we highly support standards and we constantly experiment with the latest technologies, so I want to share a few of the resources we use:

I like the reference cards from DZone and their latest is a great HTML5 cheat sheet. Get it here: HTML5: New Standards for Web Interactivity

Two other great resources that I use are:

When can I use… which provides an overview of the which browsers support what.

And HTML5Rocks which has demos, tutorials, etc.

Please feel free to add your best HTML5 resources..

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Rich Internet Applications – HTML or plugins

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

At present timer there is pretty much two ways to create Rich Internet Applications on the Internet. Either you use HTML (and CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, etc.) or you use a plugin (Flash, Silverlight, etc.). HTML5 is not supported well enough cross the browsers to be a viable solution for now and Silverlight doesn’t have the same browser penetration as the Flash player, so it is pretty much down to the battle between Flash (Flex) or AJAX.

On a daily basis I mainly use Flex to develop our Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), but the tools for building RIAs with AJAX have become much more stable and cross browser supported. And with big companies behind things like GWT from Google and YUI from Yahoo, it is now perfectly possible to build stable RIA solutions with AJAX. As Google (among others) have proven for years of course.

Lately I have been attracted to the Vaadin framework. With Vaadin it is possible to build RIAs without writing a single line of Javascript (or ActionScript) code. All code is written in Java and all HTML, Javascript and AJAX is generated automatically. Vaadin uses the GWT for the frontend and thus relies on AJAX as the RIA solution. Furthermore Vaadin comes with a lot of useful common widgets, that can be easily integrated into your project and it is pretty straightforward to build your own reusable widgets.

Coming from a Java background I find Vaadin interesting and have started to build a small application to try the technology. But instead of building a little example application, I want to build a real working application and do it “the right way”, using the familiar technologies: Spring, Hibernate, etc. and using a proper MVC structure to make a proper separation of concerns in the frontend.

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HTML 5 – great slides presentation

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Though I mainly use Flex and HTML/Javascript in my daily work, I am always interested in learning about new technologies.

I found this great presentation of HTML5, that really helps in the understanding of the new features.

I like the simplicity and the power that the presentation shows. Of course I have not yet played with it at all, so I don’t know about difficulties/problems/challenges with using HTML5.

Of course it is hard to say what will happen in the future and how the adaptation of HTML5 on all browsers will happen, but it is definitely worth looking out for!

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