HTML5 is such an exciting opportunity for software developers. For a long time, the web has been the favorite platform for providing software applications to both external and internal users because of its reach and ease of deployment and maintenance.
The primary limitation has been the client-side support, which can severely limit the user experience. With the lack of cross-browser standardization, using any of the advanced features often meant broken pages on older browsers or difficult polyfills. HTML5 is a game-changer.
Not only does it bring browser vendors together with a common set of specifications, but the features included in HTML5 enable web applications to provide a user experience that rivals even client applications. With mobile devices rapidly jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon, the number of HTML5 devices is expected to exceed 1 billion in the next year. I have seen the rise of many technologies and standards that promised to change the future of software development, but the momentum and support for HTML5 seems unprecedented.
Having said that, we are not quite there yet. Many of the specifications are still in draft and browsers, even current releases of them, do not all support the features that have been agreed upon. However, there are already enough features that are generally supported by browser vendors to make the switch to HTML5 very attractive. And the future is even more promising.
Who This Book Is For:
My goal is to answer the question “What would most ASP.NET developers need to know to incorporate the benefits of HTML5?” The sample applications are written using Visual Studio 2012 and many of the examples are specific to the ASP.NET platform, including web forms and MVC 4.
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