A recent poll in netmag asked which new web technologies were getting its readers most excited. Here are the results, in ascending order...
01. Device level APIs (opens in new tab)
With six per cent of the vote, Device level APIs enable developers to interact with hardware, such as camera and microphones. Access, for example, geolocation, GPU or audio hardware from HTML5.
02. ECMAScript 6
03. Firefox OS (opens in new tab)
An opensystem, created to foster creativity, Firefox OS bagged seven per cent of the overall vote. A truly open ecosystem with no walled gardens.
04. WebRTC (opens in new tab)
05. Web Components (opens in new tab)
WebComponents lets developers bundle styles and markup in HTML elements, so it's no wonder it got 10 per cent of the readers votes. Create custom HTML elements that can contain bundles of styles and mark-up from our timeline.
06. Realtime web technologies (opens in new tab)
Realtime web technologies enable users to receive information as soon as it is published by its authors, and secured 15 per cent of reader votes. Multiple users and systems instantly communicate with each other.
07. Flexbox (opens in new tab)
A layout mode providing for the arrangement of elements on a page enables more efficient layout, alignment and space in a container. And this excites 19 per cent of net magazine readers.
08. Responsive images (opens in new tab)
Coming in the top spot is responsive images with a whopping 30 per cent of the vote. Let developers serve up the right images given restrictions like screen size and bandwidth.
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This article originally appeared in net magazine (opens in new tab) issue 256.