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Smart Browsers, like Smart Phones, Need to be the Focus

The Axioms

When talking about the mobile phone market, have you noticed that it seems like everyone is taking about and analyzing "smart phones"?  That is, there's an incredible focus on smart phones, the vendors, the SDKs, the marketplaces, and users.  It's easy to see why: smart phones are extremely capable, monetize well, and there is a lot of competition which leads to innovation which leads to users winning.


There are plenty of logical reasons why a developer chooses to develop for a smart phone instead of a legacy phone:smart phones have tremendous features and functionalitysmart phones typically have great SDKssmart phones integrate with marketplacessmart phones are evolvingsmart phone users are trained to spend money on apps
There's a finite amount of energy in the universe, and the more it's spent on smart phones, the less it's spent on legacy phones.  In the mobile space, developers choose the target platform for their application which delivers …

Sixteen HTML5 Articles, Tutorials, and Resources

HTML5 is being adopted quickly, with many of the specs already enjoying cross browser support.  Now is the perfect time to dive in and begin to plan HTML5 feature implementation to enable the types of Rich, Fast, and Highly Functional applications users are demanding.

I can recommend the following set of resources to begin your journey.  Have fun, get creative, and start hacking!

Overview

HTML5 Rocks!

Interactive presentation, Code playground, and Tutorials.  Produced by Google’s Chrome Developer Relations team.

What is HTML5 and Why Should We Care?

High level infographic illustrating the different HTML5 features and how they are related.

HTML5 Readiness

Browser implementation of individual HTML5 features.  This page itself is written using HTML5!

HTML5 Demos

List of demos by feature and browser support.

Get Started

HTML5 Presentation... in HTML5!

An HTML5 presentation written in HTML5.  Covers all of the new features, with demos for most.
Dive Into HTML5

This site is perfect to get a technical over…