With previous releases of Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, developers and web enthusiasts had their first opportunities to test-drive new HTML5 and CSS3 specifications even before World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was finished creating them. Now, with the latest release of Internet Explorer 9 (and soon to release, 10), the dream of a better web is closer to our finger tips than ever before!
I, myself, have spent far too much of my career slicing images, rasterizing gradients, and adding “alt” attributes to images containing text that I feel I have almost forgotten the flexibility and beauty of web-based content. Plus, with the slow adoption of modern browsers by the general public, I’ve had an increasing fear that compatibility would enduringly mean compromising performance, but thankfully, not anymore.
We have our web-accessible mobile phones, touch-screen handheld devices, and key contributors to the internet marketplace (such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) publicly announcing to drop support for older browsers and web technologies, to thank for pushing the WWW further.
Below I’ve included a video from Google which highlights all the released or soon-to-released tools and techniques we can expect to be using in the next number of years.