HTML 5.1 Now an Official Web Standard

Sean Michael Kerner, InternetNews.com, 11/13/16 The lead up to the official debut of HTML 5 in October 2014 was a very big deal. Now two years later HTML 5.1 was declared an official standard on November 1. With HTML 5 work was ongoing for more than seven years and the standard replaced HTML 4.x which […]

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Posted on November 13, 2016 at 8:22 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Is HTML5 the new Windows?

Paul Stannard, TechCrunch, 6/9/16 If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS-DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Dominant applications like Lotus 123 and WordPerfect were quickly knocked from their perches as the ecosystem tectonically shifted before they responded. Microsoft Word and Excel for Windows replaced Lotus and WordPerfect as […]

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Posted on June 9, 2016 at 9:30 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HTML5 for the mobile Web: the Network Information API

ruadhan, MobiForge, 12/29/15 The Network Information API is a HTML5 API for acquiring information about a device’s network connection. Despite not being a standard, it enjoys decent support across the main mobile browsers. It’s a pretty simple API to use, particularly in comparison with some of the HTML5 APIs we’ve looked at recently on this […]

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Posted on December 29, 2015 at 10:04 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HTML5 On The Rise: No Longer Ahead Of Its Time

Shikhir Singh, TechCrunch, 11/3/15 Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declaring the HTML5 standard complete, a significant milestone in the history of the Internet and web application development. In this past year, HTML5 adoption has gone into overdrive, with more and more companies moving to HTML5 to deliver rich cross-platform […]

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Posted on November 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Matt Weinberger, Business Insider, 8/31/15 Starting in September, the Google Chrome web browser will no longer automatically show Adobe Flash advertisements, the search giant announced yesterday. Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare. The change, first announced […]

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Posted on August 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why HTML5 is killing Flash: it’s the devices, people!

ruadhan, MorbiForge, 8/28/15 It’s five years now since Steve Jobs famously declared war on Flash in an open letter entitled Thoughts on Flash. With his knack for prescience, only now is it really looking like it’s lights out for Flash. Android & Google, at the time, somewhat limply, chimed in that it “wasn’t a very […]

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Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LibreOffice in the browser, revealed in 2011, finally close to reality

Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica, 3/29/15 The long-promised Android version hasn’t been forgotten, either. Development of LibreOffice Online was first revealed in late 2011, but the software was never released, despite progress improving the desktop versions of the open source competitor to Microsoft Office and Google Docs. But now two companies have joined the effort to develop a Web-based […]

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Posted on March 29, 2015 at 8:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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W3C: HTML5 reaches ‘recommendation’ status

David Rubinstein, SD Times, 10/29/14 It’s official: HTML5 is a standard. The World Wide Web Consortium today has elevated the HTML5 specification to ‘recommendation’ status, giving it the group’s highest level of endorsement, which is akin to becoming a standard. But Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the W3C, was quick to point out that work on […]

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Posted on October 29, 2014 at 8:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Dolphin wants to be more than a window to the Web – it plans to be a channel for all your content

Kaylene Hong, TNW, 8/18/14 Mobile browsers are solidifying their importance amidst the mobile revolution, as more and more people access the internet via their smartphones and tablets, abandoning the desktop experience in the process. Dolphin is one of the oldest and most popular third-party browsers for Android — we called it a “genuinely beautiful Android […]

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Posted on August 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Samsung’s Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNET, 7/31/14 By 2011, Android had just become the most popular smartphone operating system. At the time it still seemed possible for another mobile operating system to play a major role in the market. That was then. This is now. With the news that Samsung will not be releasing its Tizen-powered Samsung […]

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