The early 1990′s were exciting times for the web. Everything was new, exciting discoveries were just around the next click on the web ring, and making web pages was fun. HTML made coding easy because the language was simple. You could churn out a page complete with blinking text in no time. Awesome stuff, especially for people that weren’t quite as enamoured of Basic or C.
Along the way HTML got butchered. The simple language for sharing documents and images became a stepping stone for bloated, ugly code and browser incompatibilities.
Easy, just like it used to be.
Want to try it for yourself? Check out this link on embedding some video.
It’s no wonder Google and Apple are on top of this and making sure their browsers are HTML 5 compliant. Lower processing overheads, faster load times and a richer browsing experience are their money-makers. All this also makes sense why Apple never pushed Flash onto the iPhone (though, perhaps, they were ahead a few too many steps).
I, for one, welcome our HTML 5 overlords!