Guest post by Chris Gardner, MCT
On December 17th, the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, announced the publishing of the complete definitions of the HTML5 and Canvas 2D specifications. While these have yet to be ratified into an official standard, the completed and published specification gives platform holders a stable definition to use in creating engines to consistently render content across an array of applications and operating systems.
As a developer, there has never been a more exciting time to create content that can easily reach a mass audience. The new specifications are incredibly well thought out and feature rich. Much of the past annoyances of HTML development have been addressed, and HTML developers will be able to create experiences that not only shine on the web, but on the tablet and desktop.
For those of you that worry that your favorite feature may still be missing from HTML5 or Canvas 2D, The W3C also announced the first drafts of HTML5.1 and Canvas 2D, level 2. This new draft will include features that will extend accessibility, allow for adaptive streaming of content and much more.
The praise for HTML5 has been far reaching. From hardware manufacturers, such as Intel and Research in Motion, to Platform holders, such as Microsoft and Opera, to service and content providers, such as Ebay, Facebook and Zynga, the praise for HTML5 has come from every avenue. As more industry providers realize the potential of HTML5 and cross platform development, the strength of the technology will continue to grow.
About our MCT guest blogger:
Chris Gardner is the Senior Software Engineer and Architect for T & W Operations, Inc, and a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern US. Tortured by years of contracts that valued buzzwords over results, Chris has developed a true passion for finding solutions that fit the problem, not the technology of the week. Chris received his B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Information Technology Professional and Trainer.
Read more from Chris Gardner on his blog, follow him on Twitter as @freestylecoder, and check out his profile on Born to Learn.
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