Posts Tagged ‘user experience’

HTML5 is the future, but users don’t care

Don’t get me wrong, I strongly believe HTML5 is the best available technology for most web applications, and I personally love it. On the other hand, people who actually use applications just don’t care what technology they have been built with, as long as they are running smoothly.

The IT industry is moving away from Flash and that is a good thing. The consolidation of browsers support with HTML5 and the ability to take advantage of hardware features will make it simpler and faster for software developers to build exciting new applications that work on phones, tablets, personal computers, televisions and everything in between.

The current reality, however, is that we are still in the middle of that technological transition. Did you know that the HTML5 specifications are not even finalized yet? The W3C group – who creates web standards such as HTML – plans on moving from review to recommendation only at the end of 2014.

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