Weekend must-read articles #10 – HTML5

This week we thought you would be interested in reading about what’s happening with HTML5.

Every Friday we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, performance, security, and other geeky topics.

This week’s suggested reading about HTML5

  • Five Reasons You Should Build Your Mobile Site With HTML5: Mobile customers are demanding the ability to do everything they’re used to doing on a desktop from the palm of their hands. To accomplish this, brands should turn to HTML5 — the latest HTML coding language that allows you to deliver a richer and more intuitive user experience within the mobile browser.
  • How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML5: What I’m going to cover in this article won’t tell you what the fastest browser is, nor what the best hardware might be for those browsers–that will come later. By the end of this article, you will know how to benchmark and optimize your browser for HTML5 applications.
  • CFOs Should Think Before They Leap — At HTML5: Adding to the dizzying future technologies shopping list may not be ever so high on a CFO’s list. But it might be a good time to think about HTML5 and its future implementations within your enterprise.
  • ‘BrowserQuest’ Shows HTML5 Could Slay Flash: The Mozilla Foundation on Wednesday released BrowserQuest, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game written in HTML5, JavaScript and other open source languages.
  • W3C CEO calls HTML5 as transformative as early Web: Jeff Jaffe sees enormous potential in the specification for every major industry, despite some early performance challenges.
  • Interest in HTML5 growing among mobile developers: Mobile developers will increasingly use HTML5 in their applications during 2012, but fragmentation will make their life more difficult, according to a joint survey from IDC and cross-platform development vendor Appcelerator.
  • Browser firm Opera talks HTML5, successes, and challenges: Norwegian browser maker Opera took me out to dinner last night, and we talked about what the company has been up to. In a nutshell, Opera – the only browser maker located outside the US – says it’s doing well.
  • 5 Things I Hate About HTML5: I love HTML5. But not all is rosy in the HTML5 garden. So here are my five pet peeves.
  • And finally….
  • Try out BrowserQuest, the massively multiplayer online adventure game developed in HTML5.

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