Posts tagged HTML5
The movement toward magazine apps, and Scribd’s HTML5 version
June 10, 2010 | 8:54 pm
PaidContent has an article on “the anti-web movement”—the trend toward moving electronic versions of magazines away from the web and into salable apps that offer the lure of easy revenue and a different form factor from what the web can currently do. After the desktop OS and browser wars of the late 90s settled down in to uniform web standards, many of us had thought the web, which runs through my veins, would become the mobile platform of choice in the same way. But, the rise of the revenue-making app store sales channel has coincided...
Sports Illustrated demonstrates HTML5 e-magazine
May 20, 2010 | 7:15 am
In light of the web browser vs. apps articles I mentioned the other day, it is interesting to note TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld’s coverage of Sports Illustrated’s demonstration of a new, HTML5 version of its magazine at Google’s I/O conference yesterday. The e-zine, Schonfeld noted, was much like SI’s tablet prototype from a few months ago—except that instead of being an app, it was entirely within the browser, using HTML5 features to generate more app-like functions, such as a pop-up navigation wheel. These prototypes point to a more Web-friendly future for magazines, where they can...
Scribd begins conversion from Flash to HTML5
May 6, 2010 | 7:15 am
TechCrunch reports that self-e-publishing site Scribd is moving away from its current Flash format for uploading and viewing documents, and converting everything into HTML5. Erick Schonfeld writes: Scribd co-founder and chief technology officer Jared Friedman tells me: “We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. Now any document can become a Web page.” This means Scribd documents will be viewable (and look great) in the iPad’s Mobile Safari browser, among others. In fact, they...