Upon doing some research today, I found a new element that’s worked its way into the HTML5 spec: the <device> tag. What this will allow web developers to do is have a standard way of using a device on the user’s computer (like a webcam or microphone).
What could this mean? The obvious one is video-chat capabilities without Flash, but I’m seeing this as a huge bridge between the desktop world and the web world. Just imagine: Flickr could upload pictures directly from your camera without any extra software, or browser games could use your joysticks natively. If this specification goes through, we could be looking at a dramatically different web.
It’s the rage on the internet and just one in a long line of buzzwords from the internet: HTML5. Many of my technically inclined followers know of HTML5. Even my followers who have been on the Internet in the past few months may have heard of it. The promises it makes are wild and varied: spectacular video, ground-breaking graphics, awesome apps, and astounding audio. But what does HTML5 mean, and why is it good? And more importantly, how is Zombie Zen using it?
Because I am doggedly determined to run a great site, I’ve done a complete redesign of the visual theme for Zombie Zen. However, this process is not the smoothest, so please be aware that there may be some display issues. Bear with me for the next couple of days.