The next major revision of HTML is getting us web developers and designers all a bit giddy. Although its still a work in progress, some of the new additions to the spec, and additional API features have us wondering what the next version of the web could hold. Whilst the entire HTML 5 specification is a few years away from adoption, that hasn’t stopped some developers playing with the features.
P.S. If you are using a rubbish browser dont expect some of this stuff to work.
Canvas is a pivotal element within the HTML 5 specification which allows for scriptable bitmaps. This demo utilises it extensively to control sprites with it. Created by Aussie developer- Matthew Casperson, it shows that platform gaming of this quality is possible in the browser.
Another in browser experiment which works on top of the Twitter platform, Platform 9 have lovingly created this demo showcasing some of the new features available in HTML 5. Tweets are parsed in real time for the phrase HTML5. Again this makes extensive use of the canvas tag.
Browser Ball makes no apologies for not being cross browser compatibility, but does allow you to aimlessly fling a beach ball between browser windows. Which brings endless pleasure to bored geeks like my good self.
BallDroppings uses the Canvas tag again extensively, allowing end users to draw multiple lines within the browser on which the “balls” can be animated upon. Experiment also uses alternative sounds to illustrate bounce depth and rotation.
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