Posts tagged "html5"

Responsive HTML5 mp3 player

Responsive HTML5 MP3 player a very simple and minimal MP3 player for Joomla websites . You can use it on on any kind of responsive Joomla templates and it will d the job for you . It auto adjusts the width according to the viewport of your device . Very very handy , if you are looking for a simple and single mp3 to play on your website and nothing fancy . As said, this is a simple and minimal player,so it doesn't support playlists. All you need to do is simply upload your mp3 file to your server and convert the same mp3 to ogg format too . Ogg format file is required for browsers like Firefox and Opera . If you don't upload the .ogg file , it won't play on Firefox . So, it's mandatory .
Compatible with all the Joomla versions and all the modern browsers .

This doesnt support playlist.
This doesnt support auto play.
Ogg file is mandatory, or the player wont work on most of the modern browsers.

HTML5 Gets Glitzy New Logo, Bids Adieu to Flash

The W3C has unveiled a new logo for HTML5, a "striking visual identity for the open web platform." But really, what's more important here, a glitzy new logo or the potential end of Flash?


What's the Purpose of the New HTML5 Logo?

Like any other logo, the HTML5 logo has the purpose to spread the word (or the image, if we are more precise) and to build brand awareness.

Contrary to what you might expect however, this logo isn't an official W3C logo yet — it is just a pilot project to popularize HTML5, although it is expected that within the first quarter of 2011, W3C will adopt an official logo, which could possibly be exactly the piece you are looking at now.

The logo hasn't been designed as a symbol of proof that a site is HTML5 compliant. In fact, if the logo is used on any page, it doesn't mean that the site complies with the requirements of W3C but that, simply, the site designer sympathizes with HTML5.

How Can I Use the New HTML5 Logo?

Designers will appreciate the new logo and will, no doubt, find millions of creative ways to incorporate it in their designs. If you don't think orange is your color, you can modify or download an alternative black and white version. The logo is designed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license — providing people with lot of freedom to modify it. Just remember to credit the original authors.

What's New in HTML5 Besides the Logo?

The new HTML5 logo is exciting but it certainly isn't the only news surrounding HTML5. For instance, the canvas element moved a step further with the recently updated draft of the HTML Canvas 2D Context specification. Considered a Flash-killer, only the future will show if Flash will be kicked to the curb or not. 

The canvas element looks very promising because it allows not only to draw basic shapes but also to apply more advanced techniques. It has attributes for colors and styles, shadows, complex shapes, focuses, etc. You can also use it to manipulate text and separate pixels. It is not as powerful as Flash but it has enough power to replace Flash in many of its uses.

However, the way browsers render images and use hardware acceleration could seriously affect the practical application of the canvas element. The element might have enough horse power but when browsers misinterpret it, it can lead to slow operations. Maybe it is too early to say that we are heading in the direction of the Flash-less Web.

W3C Solution For Robust Web Application Caching Progresses


The Web's days of innocence, where it was just used to post the digital equivalent of static brochures, are long past. Today we expect to do everything over the web, no matter how forced and cludgy it has to work under the hood to accomplish our goals. Fortunately there are people willing to wade into the mind-numbing realm of protocols and data streams in order to improve it all.

Taking Care of Data in Offline Web Apps

As web applications grow in sophistication, they're escaping the boundaries of constraints such as the web browser and the need to be constantly connected. The problem is that web standards such as HTML weren't developed for many of the use cases that are common with today's web applications.

Right now, everyone working on such applications has to develop their own solution. As work continues on the update toward HTML 5, parallel work is also in play to create standard protocols and APIs to prevent this constant reinvention of the wheel and faster innovation and easier interoperability.

One of the areas where, for the moment, people are having to hack solutions together is that of how to queue or cache data for a web application that has gone offline. HTML 5 offers a way to create application caches, but due to their static nature this option can only be used with safe HTTP methods. The Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving API is under development by the Web Applications Working Group to address this problem.

A Solution That Extends HTML 5's App Cache

This API extends HTML 5's application cache by:

  • Allowing applications to add resources to the cache, which can then be served by the user agent when the resource is requested.
  • Enabling applications to generate responses to requests for resources that were added to the cache.

These extensions allow use of the HTML 5 cache with unsafe HTTP methods like PUT and POST. As an example, the working draft offers,

"Using this application cache extension, applications can obtain locally cached data or data produced locally by JavaScript servers and perform requests on resources that can be served whether or not the user agent is connected to a remote server. Applications can then save and replay locally satisfied requests to the server when it is reconnected, thus enabling responsive and robust Web applications in the presence of low connectivity conditions."

Essentially, this extension allows web applications to seamlessly switch between online and offline work, causing far less hair loss as users will be less likely to lose their work due to a connection outage.

Those who want the absolute bleeding edge can check out the W3C Editor's Draft version of the API here.

Add a little HTML5 Video Support to Internet Explorer

The Internet Explorer browser does not currently support HTML 5, Microsoft has already said that support is coming in version 9. But you really don't want to switch browsers just to get a taste of the new order. Christian Adams has a little something that will do just that. But keep in mind, it is little.

Bringing a Little HTML5 to IE

Tied to Internet Explorer, either by choice or by company policy, but want some cool HTML5 capability? Well there's a new plug-in that may keep you happy for awhile.

Christian Adams has released a new version of his plug-in Xiph.Org Ogg Codecs. Along with a few Theora and FLAC bugfixes, it includes better support for Windows 7, and a video tag for Internet Explorer.

Still in technical preview, this video tag is just that — a tag. There are no features like seek, controls or HTML5 interfaces, there's only basic playback. Still, it's something right? Right.

Demo if HTML5 video tag hack

To enable the video tag there is an xmlnx attribute that needs to be added to Internet Explorer (xmlns=" and if you are still using IE6 or IE7 you have a little tweaking to do.

You can check out a video demonstrating the feature — keep in mind you won't actually see the video unless you have the plug-in installed or are on a browser that supports HTML5.