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Along with everyone else who's moved onto HTML5, I've spent significant time looking at the possibilities of the next generation of HTML. 

 

One frustration that I ran into was seeing the state of web storage being in transition with the W3C taking webSQL off its spec and moving to indexedDB.  That itself if fine but the problem is that indexDB isn't fully supported by any browser vendor at the moment.  This leaves me with using webSQL knowing that it's no longer in the spec or using localstorage which requires me to write or use a javascript library to do anything relational.

 

There are other limitations, but for the most part I've found that HTML5 can be used today especially with the support of javasript shims and polyfills.

 

jsDo.it

Although little known in the US, one source of great inspiration is a Japanese site called jsDo.it.  Apart from the great domain, it's a HTML5/JS/CSS social coding site where you can fork and play around with HTML5 code.   They have a HTML/Javascript interpreter built in so you can actually see the demo for the code as you read it.

Here are a few examples that I thought were pretty cool.

 

http://jsdo.it/hakim/fxVB

http://jsdo.it/yd_niku/x2Uv

http://jsdo.it/os0x/tJ77

 

The site also serves as a great source for example usages of popular javascript libraries.  These include jQuery.js, raphael.js, three.js, underscore.js etc...the list goes on. 

 

For anyone interested in Javscript, HTML5 and CSS3 the site worth checking out.

 

Happy coding :)

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Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 24, 2011 at 6:28am

@Scott The current state of HTML5 and local DBs is rather disappointing. http://jsdo.it is a great site. Thank you for the link.

@Kevin :-) I love Google translate and Japanese because, unless you are using it on a single word, it usually ends up sounding like a drunk but strangely obsequious poet. "Please forgive and show favor to my humble self. We whisper many times on the wind, do we not? With effort!" I secretly hope it doesn't get better because its literal translations of idioms and figures of speech are delightful.

Comment by Kevin Luttrell on February 23, 2011 at 11:30pm

Ahh Jedi Master Daniel... 頑張れ = Good Luck.

A Grasshopper must understand the power of technology ( or Google translate) to unravel linguistic mysteries in commented lines of code.

Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 21, 2011 at 10:31pm
@Kevin 頑張れ!
Comment by Kevin Luttrell on February 21, 2011 at 10:09pm

Pretty cool HTML 5 tests. It's always interesting to me how code is so similar to linguistics. Javascript and Actionscript are close cousins. Like speaking Italian to someone from Spain. Different languages but similar enough to be understood by the other.

Trying to decipher the comments in Kanji, on the other hand, not so much.

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