HTML5 is the 5th revision of the HTML language created in 1990 for structuring and presenting content on the Internet, and an attempt to improve support for modern multimedia elements.

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Programming “everything” using HTML5?

HTML 5 applications in the browser really seem to be taking off. I've been using src:kit within Google Chrome for a few weeks and love it. I'm an ASP.Net (C#/MVC 3) developer by trade, and in the past ...
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Does Silverlight have a future? [closed]

Recently I have read some articles/blogs/comments about the development and history of WPF and Silverlight. In some forums many developers and users criticize the performance of WPF applications (for ...
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Javascript client - which is likely to be better serverside? WCF or MVC3 controller with restful messages?

I'm looking to write a server side service, which will be accessed from a Javascript/HTML5 client. The client will likely be sending a bunch of restful messages over HTTPS. All other things being ...
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In Windows 8 will it be possible to use WCF in conjunction with HTML5/JS?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard that communicating with a database in Windows 8 will more than likely be done with WCF when working with C#/XAML. If this is true then will this also be the ...
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HTML 5 Double-Helix/DNA

What would be the most cross browser friendly (IE9, Chrome, FF, Safari, Opera) way to code an animated, interactive double-helix? HTML 5/JavaScript is fine. Flash or Java is not. I am unsure if ...
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Guidance for a C# developer to become better UI developer

I am a C# developer and had developed simple websites in regular asp.net(with asp.net controls) and a wpf application. Nowadays, I am trying to learn Asp.net MVC3 and I have been exposed to HTML ...
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Making an HTML5 application for both Android and iOS

I was checking out a video tutorial on HTML5 using Dreamweaver to do Android and iOS apps (using Phonegap) and it clearly mentioned that you need a Mac to debug and simulate for iPhone, iPod, etc. Is ...
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Are there any frameworks available for drawing with CSS?

I realize this sounds silly. Let me explain: I just came across this page about using CSS elements to create shapes- square, circle, triangle, star, yin-yang (yin-yang!), etc. using pseudo elements. ...
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What are the disadvantages of unobtrusive script patterns in web applications?

First of all, is there a name for this as a bona-fide design pattern? Currently I've just been referring to it as "unobtrusive javascript". Here is a brief example of what I am talking about: 1.) Use ...
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Ideal Programmer for Client-Side HTML5 Game Development

Our next game will be built on Javascript/HTML5 Canvas rather than ActionScript/Flash. Clearly there are not enough experienced HTML5 Developers in the market (yet), so we'll need to be creative in ...
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Does HTML5 have a feature that enables a user to add an icon to the Apps screen when “installing”, and if not, when are they planning to add it?

I know that the mobile bookmark bubble might sort of work for iOS, but it isn't going in the same section. And for Android, bookmarking is really not going to cut it for a mobile HTML5 application ...
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How important is the Acid3 Test anymore and what should replace it?

For a long while the default guide to latest standards support for browsers was the Acid 3 Test. I've just run this on Windows 7 (x64) for Chrome 15.0, Firefox 7.0, Safari 5.1 and IE 9.0 and they all ...
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Do sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto use Flash + ActionScript, OpenGL, or other technology?

What technology is used by sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto? Especially the video compilation engine in the backend of animoto? Could HTML5 be used to do everything that's there?
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why use a form object when you can get needed data from view object's html?

I am working with server side code. I have a request object that handles request data validation and filtering. I have a view object that uses template files to generate html for output. the ...
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These days is it required to test a desktop website for IE6 and IE7? Or is IE8 and IE9 enough?

These days is it required to test a desktop website for IE6 and IE7? Or is IE8 and IE9 enough? I heard that IE8 has replaced IE7.
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is it realistic to make use of HTML5 local storage to store CSS, and JavaScript

The idea is to make use of HTML5 local storage to store frequently accessed CSS and JavaScript. For example (pseudo-code): var load_from_cdn = true; if (detect local storage) { if (cache of ...
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Is it a good idea to use width and height properties with the < td > tag?

I am new to HTML and Im working on a self made project and I have to use < table > and < fieldset > tags in my html files. I need to set the width and height properties to the tables like ...
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HTML5 card game

I created a card game in Silverlight a year ago, in order to learn a bit about Silverlight. I am now wanting to make a HTML5 version of the game in an effort to learn a little bit more about that. I ...
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Dev approaches to complex JavaScript UI's [closed]

I am trying to understand the landscape of different approaches, and best practices, around the development of complex client-side JavaScript. I'm not sure what to label this class of application, ...
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Relevance of HTML5: Is now the time?

It seems like most of the jobs I'm receiving, and most of the Internet, is still using standard HTML (HTML 4, let's say) + CSS + JS. Does anyone have any vision on where HTML5 is as a standard, ...
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HTML 4, XHTML and CSS 2 - How long until these are obsolete?

I got into the game of programming, exactly a year ago. Now i am posing as an HTML, CSS and Javascript Guru. html5 and css3 are the new things out there but in my opinion they are still experimental, ...
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The correct choice of tools for a new Deep Zoom application

I want to create a new application. It will basically be a Deep Zoom application that users can draw annotations on (that will save to a DB so other users can see those annotations.) At first it will ...
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Codeigniter + JQuery + Processing.js to replace a Delphi App

So, I've got a mandate to make our aged trillion lined Delphi app web based and it needs to make heavy use of the <canvas> element (HTML5 compatibility doesn't seem to be a big issue since we ...
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WebSockets current state on security and browser support

I found many things when searching, but nothing that seemed both updated and complete. In last quarter of 2010 I remember reading what were very sad news for me, as WebSockets were disabled in most ...
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Lost my touch with markup, move into new resources or refresh with old?

I haven't touched XHTML/CSS for many months now. I'm no where near efficient coding as I used to be. Creating more complex things is taking me a lot of time lately. What should I do to brush up on my ...
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The future of desktop application development [closed]

During the last months there was much written about HTML5 and many big player (Google, Microsoft,....) are planning to accelerate their HTML5 strategy. Google plans a browser based OS. Microsoft also ...
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Why not XHTML5?

So, HTML5 is the Big Step Forward, I'm told. The last step forward we took that I'm aware of was the introduction of XHTML. The advantages were obvious: simplicity, strictness, the ability to use ...
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I need to hire a web developer but I'm not sure which qualifications/skills they should have to do what I see in my head. Any help?

I'm looking to develop a simple image editor wherein a user can cycle through multiple layers (6-10) of images to develop a unique avatar. For example, the initial image layer will be a 2D character ...
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if I want to learn to build web pages, should I bother with xhtml, or go straight to html5? [closed]

Is there a practical reason to learn xhtml still? Should I learn to make my webpages in xhtml instead of html5 still or does it matter?
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What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...
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Which framework for HTML5 mobile web app?

I used to be an iPhone app developer. Now there are frequent enquires on cross-platform mobile app. So I look for a web based solution and find Sencha Touch. Are there more options? What's your ...
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What's the HTML5 3D canvas? How is it different with WebGL?

I heard about 3D canvas. It's strange for me. Because I know there's already a industrial standard 3D API WebGL. What's that? How is it different with WebGL?
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So with HTML5 what exactly…is “supposed” to become phased out

So I know HTML5 is the "replacement" for Flash...however it's obviously not mainstream just yet......but what else is it supposed to replace. I ask this because web-dev has always been a secret kinda ...
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Is HTML 5 good enough for developers to switch from Flash?

Just curious, because many developers use Flash to do many things that HTML 4 (correct me if I'm wrong) or below cannot or had a hard time doing, like for example the rounded corners (Canvass) and ...
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Starting on Web Project now - Do we choose HTML5/JS over Silverlight? [closed]

we are about to start on a Web Development project (the planning starts early 2011). Do we choose HTML5/JS over Silverlight? Are there any applications which now run on HTML5? Samples? A simple ...