You've probably heard about HTML5 plenty of times recently, but you may not know too much about what it can do. Apple wants to change that with its new site that showcases some of HTML5's features and capabilities.
One of the demos shows off some of HMTL5's video playback capabilities. It lets you scale the video as it continues to play. Another demo shows how HTML5 lets you design sites with rich typography without adding image files: The demo lets you change the font, and text color and lets you move the text about. The font can also be scaled easily using Scalable Vector Graphics.
Apple also worked in a subtle jab at Flash, saying, "Standards aren’t add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today."
Even if you aren't a fan of Apple's anti-Flash stance, the demos are worth checking out--provided you're okay with downloading Safari.
[via Daring Fireball]
More HTML5 coverage from GeekTech...
- Geek 101: HTML5, CSS3, and You
- You Too Can Experience HTML5 on YouTube
- Google Announces WebM Video Format: The Future of HTML5 Video?
- Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9 'Platform Preview'
- Run Quake II in your Browser with HTML5