Google, Apple and Microsoft and other companies on the web are voicing their support for HTML5. Website developers, website designers and the like are showing off their fun tricks HTML5 can do. Those who actually oversee HTML are telling everyone to hold their horses. The web isn’t ready for HTML5 according to W3C.
An official from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) told reporters today, “There is a lot of excitement for HTML 5, but it’s a little too early to deploy because we’re running into interoperability issues.” Particularly when it comes to video content, different devices and different browsers aren’t handling HTML consistently. We all remember Internet Explorer 6, right? Well you can compare the problems to that situation. As website designers, we have to ensure that the websites we develop look the same in Internet Explorer 6, IE7, IE8, FireFox and Safari…plus the few others floating around the net.
The main problem the W3C is worried about is making HTML work the same across all browsers, and right now they are not certain that is possible. It has been years since the W3C has released a new version of HTML. HTML4 was not released until late 1997! So it is definitely time for an update.
HTML5 was started by the non-W3C Web Hypertext Application Technology Group in 2004. So after even five years, it is still not ready. The W3C says that Flash and Silverlight are going to remain the approved and viable web technologies until HTML5 is worked out.
The issues are not stopping website designers and developers, HTML is created a huge tidal wave in the internet community. Not only has HTML5 received endorsements from the big tech companies, smaller website designers and developers who have used it are enjoying it too.
This does not mean that website designers are going to stop deploying HTML5 because the W3C says that the spec and API are still undergoing changes, and we know that the same designers who are using HTML 5 now will not likely want to develop with Flash and Silverlight for older browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)
So for now we will see where this goes. CQuinnDesign.com always ensures that its customers receive the best type of website design available. We also make sure that our websites work with all the internet browsers in use today. Give us a call at 727-277-9834 to schedule a website design project for your company, product or service. We make websites that Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing like!