November 10, 2010

Some Sample HTML5 Sites

Following on my post on Silverlight, I wanted to move my focus on HTML5, even if in a very limited way.

Following on my post on Silverlight (and the many comments on it claiming you need it or Flash, as HTML is too limited), I wanted to move my focus on HTML5, even if in a very limited way. A very nice resource is, where you find a table with the key new features in HTML5 and the browsers supporting them. You'll need browsers with Canvas support to see the following sites properly. The site has also a small demo of each features, including some less common ones like "content editable" or "dragging". The most distinctive elements of HTML5 are video streaming support, the canvas painting surface (see the demos blow) and the embedded client side database.

As example of the canvas element, you can try an online version of MS Paint at or play Sinuous at One of the best HTML5 sites I saw recently (it will downgrade to flash if your browser is not HTML5-enabled) is the impressive " A World of Tweets ", a site with a very nice design counting the tweets coming from the various countries (too bad Italy is 13th with less than 2%). Worth a look, even if you don't care about the topic of this blog post. An image is below:

PS. Was about to send a third post, to compensate too much recent silence... but will refrain until tomorrow. Topic? MySQL and Firebird.




Some Sample HTML5 Sites 


 I wonder how html 5 will change silverlight and html 

one example too.
Comment by Murat Ak on November 11, 09:12

Some Sample HTML5 Sites 

Oh, man. Here goes the security holes roundabout again.

When I heard about JavaScript back in the day, I
laughed, saying nobody in their right mind will accept
the idea of code running automatically on their PC
triggered by just viewing a web page.

Cool new features! 
Yeah, right.
We never learn.
Comment by Delfi Phan on November 12, 08:49

Some Sample HTML5 Sites 

Developing JavaScript+HTML is just a total pain when 
you're used to developing Delphi or C# applications. 

It usually reflects in the quality of the applications 
that are produced. 

Today's top notch super advanced demo's would hardly 
impress the average windows 3.11 user two decades ago.

The fact that people can get enthusiastic about stuff 
like drag-and-drop, playing video, drawing lines or 
circles says more about how crap current GUI's are on 
websites than how advanced HTML5 technology is.

We need improvements on the web, and websites 
certainly have big advantages over traditional 
applications, and HTML5 is a step in the right 
direction. But there's still a long long way to go 
before the average developer can produce quality 
applications faster with html+javascript than with 
more traditional environments like Delphi.. especially 
when the complexity exceeds that of a small proof-of-
concept demo.

Look into the code that's in the demo's. It's a big 
clutter of content, layout, code, to do something 
really simple.
Seriously, wtf?

Related link:

end of rant.
Comment by Wouter on November 13, 17:02

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