Tackling HTML5

“Limitations encourage creativity”

Number 97 of 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

Tackling HTML Recently I was talking to someone about all of the various changes in technology that I’ve surfed since finishing graduate school in 1995. The technology includes 3D computer animation, web design and development, and now application development for mobile devices. During this conversation, the term Change Management came to my attention.

Wikipedia’s definition of Change Management looks good to me.

“Change management is a structured approach to shifting/transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state.”

I am in the midst of tackling loads of change on many different levels. The professional changes include how to approach and tackle mobile app design, social media, and HTML5.  Oh Yes, HTML5.  My current needs with HTML5 are primarily focused on Video and animation. The definition for HTML5 on Wikipedia was concise and to the point.  More detailed and drilled down data should be reviewed on the W3C site.

“HTML5 is a language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, a core technology of the Internet. It is the latest revision of the HTML standard (originally created in 1990 and most recently standardized as HTML4 in 1997  and currently remains under development. Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices.”

“In particular, HTML5 adds many new syntactical features. These include the <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG content. These features are designed to make it easy to include and handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs. Other new elements, such as <section>, <article>, <header>, and <nav>, are designed to enrich the semantic content of documents”

excerpted from : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5

Here is a list additional HTML5 Video Resources:

How HTML5 Will Transform the Online Video Landscape

WebMonkey Tutorial


HTML5 Gallery


HTML5 Rocks Video page


The WebMproject


HTML5 Readiness


Take care everyone. See you next week!