I’ve been experimenting with W3Schools’ tutorial on HTML 5, which is getting support in a lot of popular applications, with emphasis in the upcoming version 3.1 of the Firefox browser. If you haven’t worked with HTML 5, it’s worth taking a look at the tutorial.
The HTML 5 working group includes AOL, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera and many more companies. According to W3Schools: “Some of the new features in HTML 5 are functions for embedding audio, video, graphics, client-side data storage, and interactive documents. HTML 5 also contains new elements like <nav>, <header>, <footer>, and <figure>.”
The video and audio aspects of HTML 5 are particularly notable. Some observers feel that HTML 5’s facility with video may start to limit all the annoying, resource-intensive instances of Flash that we run into online.