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W3C finally finalizes the HTML5 standard

Did you know that the HTML5 standard, despite parts of it being used in numerous sites around the internet for years, hasn't actually been finalized? Until now, that is: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just finalized the HTML5…

Netflix planning switch from Silverlight to HTML5

Netflix has been working toward transitioning away from Silverlight to HTML5, it recently indicated on its technology blog. With Silverlight's biggest customer fleeing the web-based video plug-in scene, the imminent demise of browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight…

HTML 5 Gaming Showcase: Old Classics and Modern Games You Can Play for Free

A lot has changed since the days when web developers relied almost exclusively on Flash for media-rich interactive content. Although the technology is still very much alive and may not see a replacement anytime soon for certain uses, more and more websites are implementing HTML5 for streaming audio and video.

On the gaming side, there are some really impressive examples that could easily rival some of the stuff that has been done on Flash over the past decade. We've compiled a small selection of old classics and modern titles built with HTML5 and other open web standards that will give you a taste of things to come.

HTML5 will be the last version of HTML

The HTML specification will no longer have a version number attached. The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) version of the specification will be updated as additions are integrated. As a result, the HTML specification will henceforth just be…