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The Truth About HTML5 by RJ Owen, Luke Stevens

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CHAPTER 12

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The Truth About HTML5 Web Apps, Mobile, and What Comes Next

This book is primarily about HTML5 for web designers, and what HTML5 delivers for us is, well, mixed.

But it’s not fair for that impression to characterize the entire HTML5 spec. Many of the features now in HTML5 began life in the Web Applications 1.0 spec (www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/2005-09-01/), and it shows. HTML5 wasn’t really written for designers. Instead, it was written more for developers. And from a development point of view, HTML5 looks far more interesting, even for us as designers, as we’ll see in a moment.

So, in this chapter, we’re going to run through some ...

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