Apple launches HTML5 developers website

It’s no secret that Apple has a chip on its shoulder when it comes to Adobe’s Flash and Apple has taken another step forward by launching a full blown support page for developers.  Apple has now provided a support site for developers who are looking to support HTML 5 and the information can be found at www.apple.com/html5 or http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/ (if you dont have Safari installed).

Apple, specifically Steve Jobs, has been on a crusade to remove Flash as a web standard ever since the launch of the iPad.  Currently none of Apple’s mobile products support Flash and instead favor HTML5.  Because of the lack of Flash support, Steve Jobs published his “Thoughts on Flash” to give his reasoning for moving towards more open standards. 

The new site shows off many of the new features of HTML 5 and offers resources on how web developers can utilize the new standard on their own web pages.  Apple is pushing HTML5 explicitly as it is supported by their devices and circumvents their need for Flash.

Adobe has responded to Steve Jobs open letter on Flash but at the end of the day, Apple will not support the format.  Regardless of why Apple isn’t supporting Flash, it’s clear that they are pushing HTML5 and want Flash to vanish into history.  

Thanks for the tip Dimithrak
 

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unkdirkpitt said,

Fact, many hiring managers at game studios or film studios don't have flash installed, it's much more ideal to use a format everyone can see.

The last few studios I worked at simply did not allow any staff member to install 'flash'.

True, but odds are even more against the studio recruiter running an OSX workstation with a setup required to run a HTML 5 web site.

Just because these other browsers have not caught up -yet- doesn't make any sort of web standard 'closed'.

It does make it a closed standard because if you want to make a media rich website that is viewable on a PC and an IPad you have to have a Flash Version and HTML 5 version.

These web standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient.
Apple is doing a good job at "closing" an open web standard.

Anaron said,
Apple is doing a good job at "closing" an open web standard.

Flash isn't a 'web standard' if that's indeed what you're implying. If you're insistant that the fact that you can't view these websites on other browsers 'currently' you are also incorrect, just because these other browsers have not caught up -yet- doesn't make any sort of web standard 'closed'.

satanist said,
What an ignorant reviewers! Article clearly stated that Other browsers like chrome can access these examples from http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/ But no! these people just want to comment with out reading the article.
BTW It run like a magic in chrome 5.0

The ignorant is you. The article didn't have that link before.

Kirkburn said,
Did you try visiting *Apple's* link in Chrome though?

Also, did you try running all the example's in Chrome on the dev site. Not only will they not work, but some of them wont even work on the Windows version of Safari.

Stupid move right there, requiring safari.
However in the not too distant future, other browsers should support HTML5, which is when HTML5 will become a hell of alot better than flash!.

Adobe should release a Flash to HTML5 converter/compiler to really **** apple.

acnpt said,
Adobe should release a Flash to HTML5 converter/compiler to really **** apple.
Apple would welcome that. The rub with Flash is that Apple has no control over how well it performs or how it displays. With HTML5 exporter, Apple can improve its own implementation of Canvas and other features right in Safari without waiting for Adobe.

"This demo requires a browser that supports CSS 3D transforms.

To view this demo, you'll need Safari on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Safari on iPhone OS, or the latest WebKit Nightly Build"

Why dont it work in my Windows 7? (Safari want a Mac or iphone for it?)..was visiting the link with the latest Safari downloaded from the apple website :-(

So now they want HTML5 which works ONLY in safari..and also ONLY in a Apple OS?

ObiWanToby said,
Better than quicktime.

I wonder when HTML5 gets full adoption, will Apple remove the quicktime requirement for viewing videos on their websites ? I doubt it.

WooHoo!!! said,

I wonder when HTML5 gets full adoption, will Apple remove the quicktime requirement for viewing videos on their websites ? I doubt it.

Apple already removed the requirement for Safari. They just seem to forget that Chrome exists.

Right now I'm trying to get a job as a game programmer at a studio, and I have a web page thats flash based to show off my work. If I was to follow Apple, I would convert it to HTML5. Now a recruiter looks at my portfolio and realizes they have to download a new browser to run my portfolio, now they just discard my resume and go on to the next person.

Sounds to me like Apple is giving out bad advice and some people blindly follow the Sheppard thats leading the sheep off a cliff .

eviltwigflipper said,
Right now I'm trying to get a job as a game programmer at a studio, and I have a web page thats flash based to show off my work. If I was to follow Apple, I would convert it to HTML5. Now a recruiter looks at my portfolio and realizes they have to download a new browser to run my portfolio, now they just discard my resume and go on to the next person.

Sounds to me like Apple is giving out bad advice and some people blindly follow the Sheppard thats leading the sheep off a cliff .

As much as I hate to rain on your parade... If you're applying for jobs using a flash based website, that is not the best idea. Fact, many hiring managers at game studios or film studios don't have flash installed, it's much more ideal to use a format everyone can see. As an example, my portfolio is on a html based website showing my skills in formats viewable by all individuals. The more people that can see your portfolio, the better.

The last few studios I worked at simply did not allow any staff member to install 'flash'.

"These web standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. They allow web designers and developers to create advanced graphics, typography, animations, and transitions. Standards aren't add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today."

But only on Safari... An irony that seems to be lost on Apple.

thommcg said,
"These web standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. They allow web designers and developers to create advanced graphics, typography, animations, and transitions. Standards aren't add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today."

But only on Safari... An irony that seems to be lost on Apple.

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_layout_engines_%28HTML5%29[/link]

Apple, specifically Steve Jobs, has been on a crusade to remove Flash as a web standard ever since the launch of the iPad.

I must have missed the news post on Adobe Flash becoming standardized by the w3c.

Shadrack said,

I must have missed the news post on Adobe Flash becoming standardized by the w3c.

People spend a lot of money to buy an IPad, IPhone, whatever, only to realize they can't go on 90% of the web because its Flash based, makes me wonder why people would want the damn thing in the first place.

Shadrack said,
I must have missed the news post on Adobe Flash becoming standardized by the w3c.

No you didn't but you certainly missed the fact that what people use should be up to them and not to some company. If a certain product is good people will start using it even though the older product is popular. There is no need to go on a crusade. Chrome and Firefox are good examples of the trend.

Preaching for abandoning flash while you peddle your crappy browser... Nice work Jobs... err Apple !

Shadrack said,

I must have missed the news post on Adobe Flash becoming standardized by the w3c.

It's a de-facto standard... Kind of like the way IE6 handles CSS. Sure, you can ignore it and code to the W3C standards, but if you want your site to work properly in IE6 you'll have adapt.

Why is it so hard for people to understand that standards are simply "how we want things to work" and browser implementations are the "real world".

It's nice that the browser developers are in a ****ing contest over who can deliver the product that implements the standards best, but the reality is that the standards lack detail in places - and it's those places that will cause frustration for web devs.

Also, some of the best innovations (that later became part of the W3C standards) came from competing browser devs. I hope that they don't get so caugt up with the standards that they fail to push the web forward with browser specific enhancements.

eviltwigflipper said,

90% of the web because its Flash based

Are you kidding me. I don't remember the last time I visited a flash site.

Neb Okla said,

It's a de-facto standard... Kind of like the way IE6 handles CSS. Sure, you can ignore it and code to the W3C standards, but if you want your site to work properly in IE6 you'll have adapt.

Why is it so hard for people to understand that standards are simply "how we want things to work" and browser implementations are the "real world".

It's nice that the browser developers are in a ****ing contest over who can deliver the product that implements the standards best, but the reality is that the standards lack detail in places - and it's those places that will cause frustration for web devs.

Also, some of the best innovations (that later became part of the W3C standards) came from competing browser devs. I hope that they don't get so caugt up with the standards that they fail to push the web forward with browser specific enhancements.

So Mobile Safari should have a "plug-in" interface and allow any plugins or just the defacto-standard Flash? I'm complaining about the "web standard" reference in the article. Maybe I'm taking it too literal. I just don't think that "Adobe Flash"="web standard". But it is very popular and wide spread.

we totaly support web standards...... as long as you use Safari for Safari optimized features...... sounds like MS with IE 6 back in the day....

neufuse said,
we totaly support web standards...... as long as you use Safari for Safari optimized features...... sounds like MS with IE 6 back in the day....
It's not their fault that the other broswers don't support those standards yet..

Unlike IE6 which just followed MS Standards, rather than any kind of agreed upon ones..

Ryoken said,
It's not their fault that the other broswers don't support those standards yet..

Unlike IE6 which just followed MS Standards, rather than any kind of agreed upon ones..

You do realize that the "standards" that only Safari supports are things that Apple made up, don't you? The only difference between this and Microsoft is that Apple submitted them to the W3C - which, btw, they haven't approved yet...

JonathanMarston said,

You do realize that the "standards" that only Safari supports are things that Apple made up, don't you? The only difference between this and Microsoft is that Apple submitted them to the W3C - which, btw, they haven't approved yet...

Microsoft's "standards" were also built in ActiveX, which other browsers couldn't adopt at all. These are true specifications for standards that can be built in any way as long as they achieve the same output and have acceptable performance.

Elliott said,
Microsoft's "standards" were also built in ActiveX, which other browsers couldn't adopt at all. These are true specifications for standards that can be built in any way as long as they achieve the same output and have acceptable performance.

ActiveX was hardly used except for things like RealPlayer, Quicktime, or Flash, and is not typically what's referred to when people talk about IE's lack of HTML standards support or Microsoft's proprietary standards...

If Apple really cared about standards they'd submit their ideas, create a reference implementation in a non-release build, and then wait for it to be approved before pushing it on the Internet.

What happens if they succeed and get developers to start using their non-standard "standards," and then they're either changed from the initial spec, or totally rejected? We'll have a bunch of web sites dependent on old versions of Safari...IE6 all over again...

Elliott said,
Microsoft's "standards" were also built in ActiveX, which other browsers couldn't adopt at all. These are true specifications for standards that can be built in any way as long as they achieve the same output and have acceptable performance.

ActiveX was never any kind of standard. It's a plugin architecture. You won't find any copies of IE, Opera or Safari that support Firefox's XUL format either.

Some of the demos are currently ONLY supported using Safari 4 on OSX, iPad or iPhone, or with the latest WebKit nightly build (which is available for OSX only.)

That means downloading Safari on Windows is NOT hardware accelerated.

Frankenchrist said,
Some of the demos are currently ONLY supported using Safari 4 on OSX, iPad or iPhone, or with the latest WebKit nightly build (which is available for OSX only.)

That means downloading Safari on Windows is NOT hardware accelerated.

Umm Safari 4 on Windows and OS X is the same version no? all the demos say Safari on Mac OSX, Windows, etc.

Frankenchrist said,
That means downloading Safari on Windows is NOT hardware accelerated.
You're right. I don't think Safari for Windows has hardware acceleration on CSS3 animations.

I installed Safari and the website is really nice. It just shows examples of new HTML 5 and lets you change some of the settings on a few. It's showing things that would convince people to drop flash

If Microsoft was doing half the things Apple has been doing this year, the world would be in a uproar but sense its Apple people let them slide. HTML5 is a good specification, but if Adobe pulls the its support for its Apple ports, people will move over to Windows/Linux. Before anyone says "Well there is Maya, Max" and anything else made by Autodesk, you really can't use Maya without photoshop.

I'm using Chrome and I tried to run the "VR Demo", and it says "This demo requires a browser that takes advantage of hardware acceleration.", which I'm assuming will only run on Safari, so NeoTrunks it doesn't take care of anything as far as I'm concerned.

I think people need to read between the lines and figure out why Jobs is pushing HTML5 as hard as he is. Maybe hes getting money from a anonymous source who knows, but Flash isn't going anywhere, and the world isn't going to change over night( look at the computers barely switching over from IE6 ).

Flash websites are the best way to ensure capability over broader user base. I'm not a fan of flash by any means, but I will never buy a intentionally crippled product...ever.

eviltwigflipper said,
If Microsoft was doing half the things Apple has been doing this year, the world would be in a uproar but sense its Apple people let them slide. HTML5 is a good specification, but if Adobe pulls the its support for its Apple ports, people will move over to Windows/Linux. Before anyone says "Well there is Maya, Max" and anything else made by Autodesk, you really can't use Maya without photoshop.

Ya, but that won't happen because for at least one MacPro lifecycle, the people using them are simply NOT gonna upgrade or get a new computer.. Given that Mac users account for 40-60% of Adobe's sales, depending on who's numbers you believe, that's a MASSIVE amount of lost money just to "stick it" to Jobs.. Oh and Microsoft has done stuff like that before, they have also developed their own stuff like ActiveX and encourged sites to use it, as it wouldn't work in any other browser.
eviltwigflipper said,
I'm using Chrome and I tried to run the "VR Demo", and it says "This demo requires a browser that takes advantage of hardware acceleration.", which I'm assuming will only run on Safari, so NeoTrunks it doesn't take care of anything as far as I'm concerned.

It IS a demo, if the site was like that there'd be a problem, but not everything has been implemented into all browsers yet.. If they didn't do the checks it could not work as intended ( aka giving you a bad impression ), or even crash the browser..
eviltwigflipper said,
I think people need to read between the lines and figure out why Jobs is pushing HTML5 as hard as he is. Maybe hes getting money from a anonymous source who knows, but Flash isn't going anywhere, and the world isn't going to change over night( look at the computers barely switching over from IE6 ).
.. lol.. Yes, Jobs is getting money from some shady shadow organization who somehow is gonna profit from the end of flash, and it has NOTHING to do with the fact that flash for MacOS has been a buggy piece of garbage for years and has finally managed to **** them off enough that they don't want it ..
eviltwigflipper said,
Flash websites are the best way to ensure capability over broader user base. I'm not a fan of flash by any means, but I will never buy a intentionally crippled product...ever.
No, the best way is to not use flash, or anything that needs flash. Most businesses I know don't even have flash installed in their browsers.. So there's a large market that's crippled right there.

In 2 years, when all browsers support HTML5, then it will be the obvious choice for many things. MS has learned from IE6, they aren't about to let IE7 and 8 stick around forever, Expect to see IE9 become an important, required, update in Vista/7 not too long after it's launch.

Ryoken said,

No, the best way is to not use flash, or anything that needs flash. Most businesses I know don't even have flash installed in their browsers.. So there's a large market that's crippled right there.

In 2 years, when all browsers support HTML5, then it will be the obvious choice for many things. MS has learned from IE6, they aren't about to let IE7 and 8 stick around forever, Expect to see IE9 become an important, required, update in Vista/7 not too long after it's launch.

You'd be hard pressed to find a business which restricts the installation of Flash yet allows their users to run Safari/Chrome/Firefox or even allows them to update their IE.

At my work, the workstations are locked down in different tiers depending on who will be using the system (ie. private systems aren't locked down too much, public systems which are used by multiple people are completely locked down). The really locked down computers don't have Flash installed but they're also all locked at IE6, making the argument moot since those computers are missing out on HTML5 just as much as they're missing out on Flash.

Heartripper said,


running the last build of minefield 3.7, i can't load the examples anyway.

Yea, a lot of the CSS attributes used are namespaced, but Firefox doesn't have equivalents for a lot of them anyway. Hell, even Chrome doesn't support stuff like the 3D transformations.

Elliott said,
Yea, a lot of the CSS attributes used are namespaced, but Firefox doesn't have equivalents for a lot of them anyway. Hell, even Chrome doesn't support stuff like the 3D transformations.

Even Safari for Windows doesn't support 3D transforms. I just tried visiting the site with Safari to see if there were any differences between itself and Chrome. The VR test poped up with the same message as on Chrome. It basically said I need to use Safari on Snow Leopard or Webkit nightlies.

The examples are total BS ... you need Safari to view it ... Never going to install
that piece of crap on my system ..

Apple is sounding more like Microsoft every day ... call the D.O.J. an have them investigated ....

dotf said,
Too bad you need safari.

I'd be keen to see how the latest IE9 dev preview build renders the samples lol.

IE9 Dev Preview has zero support for CSS3 transitions and transformations right now. It won't work well.

Pretty cool, of course does suck it requires other users to 'have' to install safari. (sorry to those who don't have nor want it). But some of those transitions are awesome, and the CSS3 stuff is amazing. The rest, I've seen before.

I still don't get why Apple's so obessed with destroying flash. It just makes no sense on a business level. (Okay, it makes sense in a "app store is 99% apps that could be replaced with flash" business sense, but this pettiness predates that.) Flash IS more then just a video player and bad interface design envrioment. It's got a lot of functionality that HTML5/JS just don't. Yes, there are work arounds for a lot of them but AJAX-Like pull methodology won't get you a real-time communication, and costs more in bandwidth.

(Yes, for those of you who point out, there is WebSocket, but it's not the same and still suffers the same issues HTTP com inherently does)

Flash is a way of compiling a full featured application at this point, HTML5/JS are ways of delivering complex,dynamic websites. They are becoming more and more similar, but what Adobe does, HTML5/JS doesn't.

AgentGray said,

I still don't get why Apple's so obessed with destroying flash. It just makes no sense on a business level. (Okay, it makes sense in a "app store is 99% apps that could be replaced with flash" business sense, but this pettiness predates that.)

Apple wants an App Store ecosystem that doesn't consist of apps that are exactly the same between Windows Mobile, Android, and the iPhone. It's a gamble, but it makes perfect business sense.

AgentGray said,

Flash IS more then just a video player and bad interface design envrioment. It's got a lot of functionality that HTML5/JS just don't. Yes, there are work arounds for a lot of them but AJAX-Like pull methodology won't get you a real-time communication, and costs more in bandwidth.

Facebook seems to manage just fine. Many Flash apps have a server in the middle and function just the same way as any web app, even for live communications. All depends on the web server you're using and how your app is structured to handle the data that's being passed. If you do it right, the bandwidth is actually extremely low since you only pull and push what's changed. A poll for changed data costs almost nothing in terms of bandwidth.

AgentGray said,

Flash is a way of compiling a full featured application at this point, HTML5/JS are ways of delivering complex,dynamic websites. They are becoming more and more similar, but what Adobe does, HTML5/JS doesn't.

As far as heavily used examples on the web are concerned, you're basically just missing out on video chats and DRM, both of which can just exist as native applications for whatever platform you're using. In a way, that's a slight step back, but you theoretically should get better performance anyway.

Elliott said,

It's a gamble, but it makes perfect business sense.

Remind me never to go into business with you.

One reason iPhone is so popular is the number of apps - they tout this in commercial after commercial.

Rather than becoming a sound dev environment for everyone, they focus on themselves - and converting Devs from other platforms to their tools.

Devs on the other hand want a large audience and as the mobile market continues to expand they'd be crazy to release apps on a platform that requires re-writes for different devices, which interestingly is a problem iPhone sort of solved within the Apple realm.

I'm not a fan of Flash, but people stating that HTML5/JS is the same or as capable as Flash are either purposely misleading people or have no clue about what they are talking about.

Microsoft is a strong HTML5 supporter, but they also have Silverlight and WPF because they understand the basic limitations of each platform and what the other offers that the others do not.

Unless Apple drops WebKit and moves to an engine that moves HTML5/JS to native code levels that shoves these to the hardware they will never get Flash level performance across the specification. Their CSS Safari tricks are barely enough to be interesting and nothing compared to what the IE9 teams is doing.

Neb Okla said,

One reason iPhone is so popular is the number of apps - they tout this in commercial after commercial.

This is the key to understanding how appealing they make the device look even though it is at the user's peril.

The majority of 'apps' are things that are available on the web or are normally built on web technologies. For example, do you really need an 'app' to view MSNBC, or an 'app' to look up information available on thousands of web sites? Does a company need to make an iPhone App when they can just make a web app do the same thing and make it available on all phones?

Apple's lack of features in their browser on the iPhone made the road for their greatest marketing ploy. Instead of letting people just use Facebook or run the existing web versions of apps and games, they have an 'app' to replace them, usually making money off them and also setting the iPhone up as a mobile platform.

The iPhone is not a great mobile platform, it has become one because of a centralized/controlled marketplace and the lack of using web content that other mobile users already have access to. A Touch/Tablet Netbook user with Windows7 has no reason to give up millions of web sites to switch to a slower iPad.

The best thing Google or Microsoft can do is ensure Flash and Silverlight work great on their mobile devices, and then advertise:
"1,000,000 million apps brought to you by the real internet, and more coming!"

GreyWolf said,
I must install Safari? I'll look at a Flash site instead.

+1
This site requires Safari....how is that different from 'this site requires flash'?

zagor said,

+1
This site requires Safari....how is that different from 'this site requires flash'?

A Plugin/Addon vs a new browser? Do you really need someone to explain this to you?

Should probably note that they are requiring you to install Safari to see HTML5 in action. Nevermind that I'm running another WebKit based browser...

Mathachew said,
Should probably note that they are requiring you to install Safari to see HTML5 in action. Nevermind that I'm running another WebKit based browser...
Another WebKit browser like Chrome will be able to see all the examples, but some of the ones that rely heavily on CSS transitions and transformations will run fairly poorly.

I do think they should've just used something like Modernizr JS to see what browsers supported which standards, but oh well.

Elliott said,
Another WebKit browser like Chrome will be able to see all the examples, but some of the ones that rely heavily on CSS transitions and transformations will run fairly poorly.

I do think they should've just used something like Modernizr JS to see what browsers supported which standards, but oh well.

I am running Chrome. All of the tests say to use Safari.

Edit: Noted below, you can find them here: http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/

Elliott said,
Another WebKit browser like Chrome will be able to see all the examples, but some of the ones that rely heavily on CSS transitions and transformations will run fairly poorly.

I do think they should've just used something like Modernizr JS to see what browsers supported which standards, but oh well.

Or IE9 where more things are accelerated and is more HTML5 compliant than Safari...

Apple is just being, um, Apple...

Yea, it seems this is more an advert for safari then a "we support open web standards" web site. It should work fine in Chrome 5 and it refuses to work because I am not running Safari.

Ironman273 said,
I went to try the video demo and it says I need to download Safari... Chrome 5 not good enough?

This. Chrome 5 could perfectly render that but No, Apple want you to download Safari. No thanks.

Jan said,

This. Chrome 5 could perfectly render that but No, Apple want you to download Safari. No thanks.

+5.5 Safari is the sadest browser out there. It sucks even on a Mac. Hopefully Apple gets a clue and weaves some extension options into it. Chrome/Google has kicked their ARSE in less than a year when it comes to browser market share and Apple is never going to catch up. I cant see why ANYONE on Windows would EVER want to run Safari.

Ironman273 said,
I went to try the video demo and it says I need to download Safari... Chrome 5 not good enough?

Failed already apple, thanks for embracing a standard that not specifically tied to Safari.

rrode74 said,

+5.5 Safari is the sadest browser out there. It sucks even on a Mac. Hopefully Apple gets a clue and weaves some extension options into it. Chrome/Google has kicked their ARSE in less than a year when it comes to browser market share and Apple is never going to catch up. I cant see why ANYONE on Windows would EVER want to run Safari.

Chrome runs on webkit, which is a folk from KHTML, with Apple being the lead developer of webkit which as you may have already guessed is the core of safari.

REM2000 said,
Chrome runs on webkit, which is a folk from KHTML, with Apple being the lead developer of webkit which as you may have already guessed is the core of safari.
And? The stuff Safari builds (or doesn't) on top of that is still important.

Ironman273 said,
I went to try the video demo and it says I need to download Safari... Chrome 5 not good enough?

"This demo requires QuickTime", HAHA! Get over yourselves, Apple.

Ironman273 said,
I went to try the video demo and it says I need to download Safari... Chrome 5 not good enough?

some of their demos work on chrome.. its just a ploy to get you to download safari.. i checked it out. Really cool stuff. Cant wait to see what the development environment looks like..

rrode74 said,

+5.5 Safari is the sadest browser out there. It sucks even on a Mac. Hopefully Apple gets a clue and weaves some extension options into it. Chrome/Google has kicked their ARSE in less than a year when it comes to browser market share and Apple is never going to catch up. I cant see why ANYONE on Windows would EVER want to run Safari.


'It sucks even on a Mac.' In your opinion.

Wired wrote a nice little article about how hypocritical this demo site is. They bash Adobe, then create a Demo site where they use browser sniffing to ensure you're using Safari even though Chrome supports everything Safari does and more.

LOL so to use HTML on their sites they want me to dump Chrome (The Best & Fastest Browser out there IMO) and install Safari ??? LOL

failHARDER steve

Ironman273 said,
I went to try the video demo and it says I need to download Safari... Chrome 5 not good enough?

Steve "we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open." HA, that's rich... I love hypocrisy.

Loving all the hardware accelerated CSS3 transition and transformation examples. The video example is also smooth as butter here, even when doing the transformation and scaling and masking it at the same time.

Now if they would just hardware accelerate Canvas, I'd be set.

Elliott said,
Loving all the hardware accelerated CSS3 transition and transformation examples. The video example is also smooth as butter here, even when doing the transformation and scaling and masking it at the same time.

Now if they would just hardware accelerate Canvas, I'd be set.

Is it hardware accelerated? I thought IE9 currently is the only browser that supports that.

rrode74 said,

Is it hardware accelerated? I thought IE9 currently is the only browser that supports that.

IE9 and Firefox nightlies

rrode74 said,

Is it hardware accelerated? I thought IE9 currently is the only browser that supports that.

In Safari (on OS X and iPhone OS at least), CSS3 animations are hardware accelerated. Canvas and other elements aren't yet (like they are in the Firefox nightlies and IE9).