Discover HTML5

Taken literally, ‘HTML5’ simply describes the latest incarnation of the web’s mark-up language, which, granted, has its fair share of fresh delights: native video and audio support, and the much-lauded dynamic Canvas element, to name but two. But what really gets designers and developers excited is ‘HTML5’ used in its broader sense – as an umbrella term for various interlinked technologies, notably CSS3, WebGL and JavaScript, which are helping to shape the future of interactive design.

“It’s the combination of multiple web technologies, not an element in isolation, which makes the delivery of rich open web applications possible,” argues Derrick Holmes, chief technology officer at London-based Digit. “This encompasses not only front-end, but also exciting back-end technologies that are often the silent muscle behind scalable, faster, real-time and multi-user web apps.”

Diesel Island

‘Diesel Island’ project grew out of a brief for an interactive video brochure. “The photography had already been shot,” reveals Ian Hart. “They specifically asked for no Flash, so it would work on iPad.” Built using HTML5 video, the site introduces the ‘10 laws’ of Diesel Island

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