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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Do Java applets have any place on the web today? [closed]

Many browsers now disable Java applets by default, requiring them to be enabled on a per-page basis. It seems like applets have not changed much in the past few years. In fact, it seems that ...
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Is there a Javascript library for creating vintage photos? [closed]

I'm working on a Canvas object in HTML5, and I am attempting to make some photos look "better". I tried VintageJS, an existing photo-retouching Javascript library, and Picozu, a web application ...
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HTML5 localStorage and encrypted sensitive data

I'm looking for a way to have a website remember sensitive data, but without actually storing it server side. And I was looking at HTML5 localStorage to do it. Here's the plan as I see it. User ...
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Is it possible to develop apps with Kendo UI to submit to iOS App Store? [closed]

The number of platforms I have to develops apps for is increasing and It brings me lots of stress to learn new technologies for each target platform. I found out that Telerik's Kendo UI is very good ...
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HTML5 file API or Java bridge to acces to local Files?

I've to access to files on the software user and I don't know if it's better to use a full JS app with HTML5 File Api rules or use Java and communicate with it ?
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today's multi-device world for web development

With the huge explosion of mobile devices and addition of HTML5/CSS3, there seems to be a shift towards "responsive" designs (i.e., adapting to smaller screen sizes) which seems to be achieved using ...
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What strategies are you using to migrate your web site from Silverlight to HTML5 + JavaScript?

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 but there has been no news of any future versions (except service releases) being released. Combined with the increasing visibility of HTML5 and modern JavaScript ...
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Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?

So what happened to XHTML5? http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/ That page is a draft for both xhtml5 and html5? So there's no difference between these doctypes?
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Why were frames deprecated in HTML5, but not iFrames?

Why were frames deprecated in HTML5, but not iFrames? After all, there is almost no difference between the two. In many instances using either of them would give the same output (pardon me if I am ...
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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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Starting an HTML canvas game with no graphics skills

I want to do some hobby game development, but I have some unfortunate handicaps that have me stuck in indecision; I have no artistic talent, and I also have no experience with 3D graphics. But this ...
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Will javascript be in the HTML5 standard [closed]

I'm pretty new to the web development scene, and I just want to be absolutely clear on this because I've read a few conflicting statements. I was under the impression that "html5" is a particular way ...
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What are some ways to reliably test for browser support for HTML5 features such as Geolocation?

HTML5 introduces a wide variety of tools such as Geolocation. Many browsers support them, but some do not yet. Should web developers rely on them to build professional applications for industry? The ...
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Can the JSF 2.0.0 code be converted to JavaScript/HTML5?

I am developing an application using WebSocket to exchange messages; it is based on JSF 2.0.0, but the idea is similar and HTML5 have WebSocket support. Is the only difference between those ...
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Are RIA plugins a thing of the past?

In the not-so-distant past our department was touting Silverlight as the de facto standard for corporate intranet applications. A robust framework that allowed us to implement SOA while leveraging our ...
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Is HTML5 more secure to develop for than Silverlight? [closed]

I'm learning Silverlight, and I know that if I master it, I can apply the same concepts to WPF, which means I can do either web or desktop development pretty easily. But I've read articles and ...
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Open Source Licenses

I'm independently developing a physics-based game using HTML5 canvas and JavaScript; I've used no external code at all (including physics or game engines), and my code is about 5000 lines in length. ...
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Is validating HTML a thing of the past? [duplicate]

With us moving continually closer to HTML5 in terms of adoption, is writing HTML for validity something the web is rejecting, allowing us to straddle standards as the web continues to be in a ...
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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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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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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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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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HTML5 video sprites

I'm currently working on a project where there is a requirement to dynamically composite multiple synchronised video sources onto a single canvas. The initial prototype I put together loaded the video ...
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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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Learn HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript [closed]

What is best way to learn these technologies which would enable me to understand all the 3 in a combined perspective rather than individually?
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why are there are no PUT and DELETE methods on HTML forms?

HTML4 / XHTML1 allows only GET and POST in forms, now it seems like HTML5 will do the same. There is a proposal to add these two but it doesn't seem to be gaining traction. What were the technical or ...
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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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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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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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HTML 4, XHTML and CSS 2 - How long until these are obsolete? [closed]

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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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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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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I made an HTML5/Javascript game. Do I have to license it?

So I created an HTML5/Javascript online game. I host it on my website for anyone to play for free. I am still currently working on it. Do I need to license my game? And if so, what license do you ...
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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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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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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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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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Will any js libraries be updating api's with html5 under the hood?

So there is a lot of cool stuff in the html5/css3 specs which should be able to replace a lot of the stuff that have been traditionally done with javascript. Does anyone know if any of the major js ...
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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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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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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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Which framework for HTML5 mobile web app? [closed]

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 ...