HTML5 Isn’t ready for primetime, W3C says

According to the W3c, HTML5 hasn’t yet reached a level of maturity that would make it useful to the whole of the internet. Some browsers are capable of supporting some of the features while others don’t.

According to Infoworld:

HTML5, which updates the HTML specification to accommodate modern Web applications, has gained a lot of adherents in vendors like Microsoft, Google, and Apple. But the specification is plain not ready yet for deployment to websites, an official with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees HTML5, stressed this week.

I agree. It’s awesome and has great potential, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. If we start making major time investments in developing sites in HTML5 now before it is a final standard, we could end up wasting time developing in the wrong direction. We’ll get there soon, but be patient. It’s probably more than acceptable to have fun and give the new potential tags and features a whirl….just be careful. You might shoot your eye out.

Internet Explorer 9 UI Video Leaks

I haven’t seen anything mind-blowing when it comes to IE user interfaces, and the next iteration of the popular and widely hated browser keeps the status quo as shown in the test video below.

It just looks smooshed and painful to use. It seems like there is a concerted effort to consolidate the navigation and menus to be similar to the new Firefox and Chrome builds…but it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s progress.

The only thing IE9 has going for it at this point is the 95% on the ACID3 test. But still, other browsers can pull a perfect score. IE9 seems to still be an underachiever, especially with all of the cash thrown at it. But I guess with the loads of Microsoft technologies that they have built reliance on IE there are some constraints to the possibilities.