June 5, 2010

Apple Annoys Again with HTML5 Demo Site

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Apple does it again. They decide to annoy me by making their demo site for HTML5 not work on Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. This, after Apple says HTML5 is a web standard, and they go on to say, "Standards aren’t add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today." But, when I clicked on the demo an error message came up, saying I had to use their specific browser, Safari.
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This is exactly the opposite of Flash. Flash works everywhere BUT on Apple's device. I'M THINKING ANDROID!


  1. I'm so mad, I can't use the M$ demo on anything other than IE and Win 7. http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ It's called a demo, it was written to work a certain way on a certain browser, get over it. Here is a little something you can check out that works on different browsers to see what HTML5 is all about http://html5demos.com/ and that is better than Flash.

  2. Stop drinking the coolaid.

  3. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Dudes, dudes... no need to quibble.

    I would suggest reading that screenshot again; it has all the answers. The key phrase is:

    "Not all browsers offer this support. But soon other modern browsers will take advantage of these same web standards..."

    So, Apple isn't deliberately breaking compatibility with Chrome or Firefox; it's just that those browsers don't fully support HTML5 yet.

    HTML5 isn't some Apple-proprietary technology developed in a volcano lair; it really is a web standard, and it was designed to make our lives on the web all sunshine and lollypops, requiring fewer plugins to do cool things in regards to content delivery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5.

    For now, Apple is touting Safari for being ahead of the game when it comes to web standards, and wants to bolster the argument that the future doesn't need Flash, just standards-compliant browsers.

    Also, if you open the direct URLs to those individual demo pages, you can view them in Firefox, Chrome, or whatever, and see how well they hold up in each. No doubt, the experience will be best in Safari:

    Video Effects

    Web Typography

    Web Gallery

    Photo Transitions




    Canvas Pixel Manipulation

    So... we done here? :)