HTML5 will certainly have an impact on web applications, but not nearly as
much as hoped on the mobile application market
There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for
interactive web application dominance, and not one that’s likely to impact
very heavily the war between mobile and web applications.
First we have a report by ABI Research indicating a surge in the support of
HTML5 on mobile devices indicating substantially impressive growth over the
next five years.
More than 2.1 billion mobile devices will have HTML5 browsers by 2016, up
from just 109 million in 2010, according to a new report by ABI Research. --
The HTML Boom is Coming. Fast. (June 22, 2011)
Impressive, no? But browser support does not mean use, and a report issued
the day before by yet another analytics firm indicates that HTML5 usage on
mobile applications is actually dec... (more)
The CSS3 Anthology by Rachel Andrews is subtitled instant CSS answers,
how-to's, and examples. This subtitle clearly explains the goal of this book.
The book consists of nine chapters. The first chapter is a quick review of
CSS. The other chapters cover major topics such as text styling, image design
elements, navigation, tabular data, forms and user interfaces, CSS
positioning basics and CSS for layout. The topics in each chapter are laid
out in the form of a question followed by one or more solutions and then a
discussion explaining why that solution was offered. Here is an example of
one of the questions: How do I remove the large gap between an h1 element and
the following paragraph?
I really like this book because it's a practical problem solver for everyday
issues you encounter when designing web pages. It is especially useful for
people just getting started ... (more)
This book is both board and deep. Meaning it covers a ton of topics and goes
in-depth on all of them. This book is great for the beginner, but also has a
lot of advanced material.
After a nice introduction that explains the structure of the book the author
starts off Part 1 covering the basics. The book starts with the basics and
leads us to advanced topics by the end of the book.
I have listed the 5 parts of the book below with the chapters they contain to
give an idea of all the topics covered.
Part 1. CSS Basics
1. HTML for CSS
2. Creating Styles and Style Sheets
3. Selectors: Identifying What to Style
4. Saving Time with Style Inheritance
5. Managing Multiple Styles: The Cascade
Part 2. Applied CSS
6. Formatting Text
7. Margins, Padding, and Borders
8. Adding Graphics to Web Pages
9. Sprucing Up Your Site’s Navigation
10. CSS Transforms, Transitions, and Animations
11. Form... (more)
and Zak Ruvalcaba.
you're ready to learn jQuery. So, in this excerpt, you'll learn a working
subset of jQuery that will get you off to a fast start.
When you complete this section, you'll have all the jQuery skills that you
need for developing professional web pages. You can also go on to any of the
three sections that follow because they are written as independent modules.
If, for example, you want to learn how to use Ajax next, skip to section 4.
Get off to a fast start with jQuery
easier. Then, you'll learn a working subset of jQuery that will get you off
to a fast start. Along the way, you'll study four complete applications that
will show you ... (more)
Welcome to part two of the four part primer to HTML5 development. In this
article, I will showcase some of the additions to the HTML5 tag library that
we can leverage to make media-rich websites and web applications in the blink
of an eye without Flash or other 3rd-party code.
HTML5 introduces Application Cache, a new feature that enables you to make
web apps and sites available offline. The new specification also provides an
easy way to prefetch some or all of your web app's assets (HTML files,
this caching process, files are stored in an application cache, where they
sit ready for future offline use.
Compare this to regular browser caching, in which pages that you visit are
cached in the browser's cache based on server-side rules and client-side
configuration. But-even if web pages are cached normally, this does not
provide a reliable way for you to access pages while you're in offline mode
(in an airplane, for example). In addition, an application cache can cache
pages that have not been visited at all and are therefore typically
unavailable in the regular br... (more)
With all the discussion around HTML5, I thought I would spend some time
getting to know more about it myself. I will be researching it and sharing
what I am learning through a series of articles over the next month. I have
read that it is expected to have a huge impact on mobile software
applications and the business models of software vendors. Is it ready for
prime time? I hear a variety of opinions on that subject.
Sybase has stated that their goal is to "enable web developers to become
mobile application developers" through the use of HTML5 and their mobile SDK
that will come with SUP (the Sybase Unwired Platform). I was told by Nick
Brown at SAP that version 2.1 of SUP would be out in the September 2011 time
frame and this version will include HTML5 support and an HTML5 container.
Mobile application design and development is challenging, in part, because
This week we have found more mobile HTML5 applications for your review. If
you are like me, you want to see what others have done with HTML5 so you can
start understanding how you can utilize HTML5 apps in your own enterprise.
Salesforce has just announced a new application based on open standard HTML5
technology. The app will be available in 2012 and will run on most popular
mobile devices. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says “The change in hardware is
also being complemented by a huge change in software – and that software is
HTML5. This software will give us the ability to build applications that run
natively on mobile devices, but are also managed as a service…”
A new HTML5-based mobile website has been developed for Android and iPhone
users by business social network LinkedIn. Users may access LinkedIn v... (more)
With the onslaught of mobile devices and platforms from multiple vendors, the
current technology underpinnings of mobility solutions are in a state of
flux. With the hype surrounding the hardware and software offerings across
the mobility solutions, it's a challenge for enterprises to differentiate
between the offerings and also to plan for enterprise mobility strategies.
Across the solutions, however, there are four distinct patterns that have
emerged, which are fundamental to the underlying architecture of various
mobility solutions. Each of these patterns solves a broad use case and has
their own advantages and disadvantages.
Understanding these patterns enables enterprises to evaluate multiple
solution offerings, compare the pros and cons and also determine a mix of
technologies that they can adopt for strategic mobile offerings.
This article presents multiple b... (more)
Cloud doyen Salesforce.com Tuesday fielded Desk.com, a new on-demand social
and mobile help desk platform that's supposed to let businesses deliver
personal customer service by unifying support channels including Twitter,
Facebook, e-mail, the phone and the web via a Desk.com Agent Desktop.
Basic pricing starts at $49 a month per full-time agent for unlimited usage.
Flex pricing runs $1 an hour per part-time agent.
Users can reportedly respond to cases themselves on the go, re-assign, change
groups, change status, change priority for cases and modify customer
information associated with cases.
The widgetry is supposed to be utterly simple.
Reporting, available later this quarter, will include data on how many cases
customer service agents have opened, resolved, replied to, reassigned, or
reopened regardless of who was assigned the case. It will be priced when it
Although I started with Cold Fusion for application development, I did plenty
brochureware sites with HTML. I believe the version was HTML 2.0 for IE 2.0.
I lived in the browser world for years doing Cold Fusion, ASP, and HTML
sites. When winforms and Smart Client with Web Services emerged I changed my
religion. I have been avoiding the browser whenever possible since.
For the past couple of years my extent of using simple HTML has been limited
to writing blogs and book reviews. Simple HTML means no ASP.NET or ASP.NET
MVC. With all the HTML5 hype I figured I would take some time and read a few
books on it. This one is my third and I have one more on the way.
So far I have found HTML5 is no different than any other version with respect
to the way its capabilities are implemented and where it belongs when
architecting a solution. It is far reaching, but if you want a rich... (more)
HTML5 is a language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, a core technology of the Internet. It is the latest revision of the HTML standard (originally created in 1990) and currently remains under development. Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers etc.).
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