Seeing the Big Picture on HTML5
While it's HTML5 video that gets all the attention, there's a lot more to HTML5. At the recent HTML5 Video Summit in Los Angeles, Michael Dale, senior developer at Kaltura, guided the audience through all the mark-up language's many new and improved offerings. He also touched on a few video-related topics, including how HTML5 makes video decoding possible in the browser.
"It doesn't work very well; it probably eats the battery very quickly, but the point is that the HTML5 platform overall is becoming very robust and supportive of a lot of features. Here's the Google Maps thing I was talking about earlier. This is using WebGL. Notice that it's very smooth, it looks more like a native application, it doesn't have that choppy title-based thing going on," said Dale.
For more on HTML5, including practical application and a look at where HTML is going next, watch the full video below.
HTML5: The Big Picture
While most discussion has been on the <video> tag, there are many other HTML5 features useful for both in scalable HTML5 video players as well as advanced web applications. This session will take a look at HTML5 platform developments and practical application of HTML5 components including feature detection, geolocation, local storage, offline content, cross domain communication, and others.
Speaker: Michael Dale, Senior Developer, Sr. Developer and Project Administrator, Wikimedia & Kaltura
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