We love new technology at SitePoint so it’s easy to be swept along with the excitement and potential of HTML5 — given that “HTML5” is now a marketing term comprising every cool new web technology. It’s our duty to report the latest techniques so you can adopt them for your own projects.However, our recent poll — “when will you start using HTML5?” — was revealing. Despite the fact the term means different things to different people, the results were:
- 23% are using HTML5 now
- 28% intend to use HTML5 soon
- 46% will use HTML5 when it’s stable
- and 3% stated they would never use HTML5 (why???)
Risk is perhaps the biggest issue. The specification has not been finalized and could remain a draft for many years to come. No one knows what could happen — that
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Craig is a freelance UK web consultant who built his first page for IE2.0 in 1995. Since that time he's been advocating standards, accessibility, and best-practice HTML5 techniques. He's created enterprise specifications, websites and online applications for companies and organisations including the UK Parliament, the European Parliament, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Microsoft, and more. He's written more than 1,000 articles for SitePoint and you can find him @craigbuckler.