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Once again we are witnessing the game change before our eyes. Whether you are a web designer or a web developer, you can't help but get excited when you consider the possibilities of HTML 5. From advanced animations and 3d effects to data presentation and interactive application interfaces, it's no surprise companies like Adobe © are putting heavy focus on developing new concepts and powerful tools to command this new weapon of mass attraction.

In the past we have experienced the walls of limitations with only a few options to command for production of online products utilizing animations, steaming video, and live dynamic data, especially with mobile devices. Programs like Adobe © FLASH © and Microsoft © Silverlight © have certainly helped to pave that path for this world, but can only take us so far with performance and online capability when we consider the multiple platforms on which users will interact online.

With the vast increase of online businesses and social media over the last decade, we have also inherited a need for focused and enhanced interactive ability as well as browser compatibility for various platforms and devices. Using various combinations of HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript we find there are alternatives afforded to us for many of the solutions needed to address a large amount of these needs.

Will HTML5 replace FLASH?

I think in many online instances HTML5 will replace FLASH. However FLASH still holds power as an animation and software development tool. So I think the conclusion will depend heavily on whether or not the community has needs for maintaining web presentations or "stand-alone" applications. I think Adobe will agree that HTML5 is the future of online interactive user interface.


Below you can preview some of the exciting new features to take advantage of in HTML 5. The samples include examples of 3d effects, animations, games, and data presentations.

Spread:

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AudioBurst Animation:

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Ball Pool:

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Sketch Pad:

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Gnuplot:

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RGraph:

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The Cloth Simulation:

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Canvas3D & Flickr:

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Canvascape:

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Bomomo:

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Browsers that support HTML 5:

Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer, & Opera.
(In most cases you will need to update to the latest version of your current browser to take advantage of the HTML5 and CSS3 resources.)

HTML5 Browser Compatibility Chart:

http://www.findmebyip.com/litmus/

HTML 5 Browser Test:

http://html5test.com/