HTML5 Examples / Demos: Now backed by Apple and Microsoft

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As you are probably aware Apple believe that the future of the Internet has a lot to do with HTML5, therefore we thought we would look into HTML5 to see what all of the fuss is about.

You can see a long list of HTML5 demos if you head over to HTML5Demos, here you can see if your web browser is compatible with the demos, if so you can get an early look at what functionality HTML5 offers.

Also See: Flash for iPad 3 / iPhone 5, doubts & mixed opinions

If you are running Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari or Google Chrome most of these demos work, however Internet Explorer seems to offer very limited HTML5 support (at the moment). For users running the above mentioned browsers (make sure they are the latest versions) you can see a video playback demo here, I was particularly impressed with the quick load times and the extremely clean look.

My favorite of the demos is called contenteditable (can be seen here), this is pretty self-explanatory and lets you edit content in a grey box, which is stored on your local machine, you can then come back later and check what you wrote and edit it, this could be great perhaps if you could allow only certain IP addresses to edit the content and store the information on the server (I would imagine this will be the case).

There are plenty of other demos here, check them out for yourselves and let us know what you think in the comments section at the end of this post.

Apple have also posted some HTML5 demos which show of the new web standard, you can see them all here, however you will need to be running Apple Safari.

Microsoft HTML5 demos are my favorite, you can see all of them here, however I recommend checking out the IMDb Video Panorama demo and the HTML5 Audio XML Playlist demo.

Do you think that HTML5 will replace Flash? I do.

  • http://www.tomcreasey.com Tom

    I am slowly moving away from Flash because in recent years I have found it glitches and it can be slow. I cannot wait for HTML5, I think it will replace Flash.