More on HTML5 as DHTML
I wrote a post almost a couple weeks ago, Don’t Let HTML5 Become the New DHTML, where I compared HTML5 with DHTML. I think it is an apt analogy still. Since then I have seen what I think is a spike in posts from people decrying poor development practices, ultimately resulting in whiz-bang sites that claim to be HTML5 but are really just platforms to demonstrate cool features for reasons that have no merit beyond “cool factor.”
div soup (Why has Edge gone with div-based animation over canvas and SVG?). I am one of the many people who downloaded and installed this pre-beta so that I could see what it produced. I was not so lucky to get it working:
I suspect once people saw this code, from software which otherwise is not production-ready (or beta-ready, as Adobe claims), the ideas of HTML5 as a Flash killer coupled with its tag soup output rolled through the heads of lots of people, and so began the posts. I have collected some here:
- Adobe Launches New HTML5 Design Tool, August 1, 2011.
- The Final days of Flash: Adobe releases public preview of Edge HTML5 editor, August 1, 2011.
- Devs respond to Adobe Edge, August 2, 2011.
- Reckless web development practices are encouraging idiots, August 2, 2011.
- Hello, Adobe Edge!, August 4, 2011.
- Primum non nocere, August 5, 2011.
- HTML5, hollow demos and forgetting the basics, August 5, 2011.
- Are CSS3 and HTML5 the “New Flash”? August 8, 2011.
Update: August 11, 2011
Web 2.0 was another one of those marketing terms which encapsulated different things to different people. Now its demise is predicted: The death of Web 2.0 is nigh….