Bye, bye, Scribd!
I need a separate browser just for facebook.
The other option is to totally disable platform apps, in the privacy, applications menu. This will mean you can never log into an external site, but it also means that you can't have any applications. I would do it myself if I didn't use a third-party android application, that requires a facebook app for interaction
And trust me, this is a discussion I have ad nauseam with clients.
Regardless, I appreciate the move Slideshare.
HTML5 is pretty much an umbrella term now and I think this fits neatly into that
That said, CSS fonts were only recently moved to CSS3. For the longest time, they were in CSS2 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-CSS2-20080411/fonts.html#font-... ).
Yeah, I know, the comment boils down to `let's not be pedantic about this, but this thing over here, this let's be pedantic about'. Sorry :) I've always thought it interesting that font-face is a much older technology that took a long time to make it into non-IE browsers (granted, IE only supported the EOT font format).
It shouldn't be hard to come up with some criteria for both apps and browsers as to what is html5.
this definitely isn't, since the markup can't be parsed and made sense of as to what the document structure is
I think the whole marketing fiasco has really warped the perception of what it means to use HTML5. Implemented HTML5 tech should be considered more of a supplemental library than a platform or language.
If the goal isn’t to certify HTML5-ness so much as increase buzz about pure-web technology – and the W3C has, I believe, confirmed the latter to be the goal of the badge/logo — then no one is harmed by the status quo and a licensing scheme would be counter-productive.
I bet if Adobe changed the name of Flash 11 tomorrow to "HTML6", the marketers would go crazy for it. So would all the idiots who have no idea how web is made, but come out in armies anytime HTML5 comes up.
Oh $deity, please don’t suggest that to Adobe marketing.
> So would all the idiots who have no idea how web is made, but come out in armies anytime HTML5 comes up.
Not sure who these supposed idiots are or where I can see them.
I wonder how they'll fare against Speaker Deck (http://speakerdeck.com) once they get up to full steam. The experience at Speaker Deck is certainly prettier.
Now if only slideshare cleans up its UI/X a bit, I might never leave.
Font rendering: With flash you can embed fonts and have them render pixel perfect across browsers. Now with WOFF fonts (see google fonts, font squirrel, typekit) and CSS3 you can pretty reliably embed custom fonts in HTML.
Graphics: Flash was first of all a vector animation tool so this was its strong suit for many years. Now you can use libs like raphealjs, d3js, and fabricjs to render vectors with svg/vml or canvas.
I'll note that SVG could do much of this years ago, however IE not supporting it until IE9 pretty much killed its progress. If SVG fixed multiline text (it uses tspans to break up lines), I think it would be a better solution than canvas for rendering graphics and rich documents in the browser.
He specifically mentioned the same points you brought up, plus a few others.
I fervently hope not.
edit: HTML5 = abs positioned divs and CSS3 fonts in this case, plus some text rendered as part of background images, still it's really difficult to go from PDF to HTML no matter how you do it :)
1) The exact same HTML5 documents work on the iPhone / iPad,
Android phones/tablets, and modern desktop browsers."
(I miss the early scribd & slideshare, before they started trying to make money to survive by plastering the place with adverts)
SWF is a very compact format and text rendering is optimized for speed (animation). I doubt their flash viewer was built on decent code...