H3J goes beyond markup. and it’s more than layout, pretty fonts, and slick animation. those features are all part of making a better user experience. a more workable “application” can drive business, readership and loyalty. it’s a lot of features that we’ve seen before in technology like SVG, Shockwave and VRML. what comes around comes around.
here’s a summary of all the H3J features in a handy “power point like” slide show that was in fact made with the very technology.
there was a discussion about how open or not open H3J really was in the blogosphere. it was interesting backlash about the Apple HTML5 demo because it was specifically targeted to demo using Safari. while others found ways around this requirement to find that other browsers faired okay when running the pages. but this will always be a problem just like it’s been with supporting IE, FF and Safari for years.
so H3J is about video, audio and other content that is open right? and killing Flash? so before you torch up to march against you have to ask what’s not to love about Flash? just because it doesn’t run on that thing doesn’t mean it’s crap. Flash still has a place. there’s possibly more games available that run in Flash compared to any other player. and lots of advertising demands the programability of Flash for reporting stats and behavior. so just like how Windows XP won’t die Flash has a long, long life left.
the discussion of video and audio being close/open is a whole talk. in fact we did that for Video Compression. but it boils down to one thing: if content producers are extorted money because they used a specific CODEC they will re-encode their content into a different format post haste. because ultimately the person watching the video doesn’t care what format it’s delivered in any more than they care what studio is distributing a movie or show.
H3J extends what has been missing from HTML and offers features that will go beyond “a really cool demo.” H3J has lots to offer. we think there is lots to like here in a way that make sense. here’s a list of all the functions that you might enjoy coding someday. don’t try to learn it all at once!
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