All Aboard… the Highspeed HTML5 Train is Leaving
July 25, 2010 2 Comments
Thanks to the inception of iPad with its anti Flash slogan, the HTML5 integration in certainly on a roll . First is was Virgin, then CBS, then Youtube, and now AOL all going HTML5. Are these the signs that Flash might fade away in a few years?
A few weeks ago, youtube unveiled their new version of its mobile website (m.youtube.com) compatible with any HTML5 mobile web browser, including the iPhone’s and Android’s. Result: Playing their videos is now much faster with a much better quality.
A few days ago, AOL also rolled out their new mobile site which is specifically optimized for phones that support HTML5.
It’s time for online websites to follow suite, from what I’ve learned so far, HTML 5 has the potential to take over. It might take a couple of years I’m guessing, but it all relies on the user experience, compatibility here shouldn’t be an issue.