The HTML5 Revolution
rev-o-lu-tion [rev-uh-loo-shuhn] noun
  1. Orbital motion about a point.
  2. The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
  3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation.
W3C moves from HTML4 to XHTML
W3C vote 'no' to web apps
WHAT-WG HTML for apps
WHAT-WG becomes HTML5
"Some things are clearer with hindsight of several years ... " - Tim Berners-Lee
XHTML 2.0 is shelved
Browsers become "HTML5-ready" Firefox Opera Safari Chrome IE
Java Applets
Macromedia Flex
Adobe acquires Macromedia
Adobe Flex 2
Microsoft Silverlight
Gmail goes public
iPhone released
Apple opens the App Store
iPad released
"when it comes to Silverlight ... our strategy has shifted"
Metro style IE will be plug-in free
Jobs' 'Thoughts on Flash'
"Flash was created for the 'PC'-era"
"Recognizing the role of Flex is changing"
Apache Flex 4.8.0
Where are we now?
Plug-ins are dead! Long live HTML5?
Changing User Expectations The Rise and Fall of Plug-ins The History of HTML5 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013