The New Kid on the Block - HTML5
As a designer who has spent the better part of the last decade learning, working with, and teaching Flash, it has been very difficult for me to swallow the idea that there might be a new kid on the block. HTML5 is taking the web design world by storm, and many Flash designers are starting to wonder if there will be a place for them once all of our browsers become HTML5 compliant.
Well, let me start by saying that Flash is NOT dead. According to the Wall Street Journal, there is still a high demand for Flash developers, especially in the gaming market. Many smartphones (with the obvious exception of the iPhone) still include Flash functionality in their phones and don't plan for this to change.
Don't be Stubborn
Following are a few HTML5 resources that will help you get started:
- Dive into HTML5
- The W3C HTML5 Specification
- HTML5 Tutorials
- HTML5 Rocks
- HTML5 Gallery
- And my favorite HTML5 game - Z-Type