Apple: HTML5 ready for wide adoption and showcase

We all know that Steve Jobs of Apple is one of the biggest advocates of HTML5 and recently in the much publicized story of why he doesn’t support Adobe Flash, he made it quite clear that he feels the new web standard of HTML5 is the way to go.

It now seems that Apple is determined to encourage HTML5 as much as it can and have promoted its use with an HTML5 showcase. The company clearly feels that HTML5 is secure, reliable, and what appears to be very important to Jobs, is its openness. In an article over on Mashable by Stan Schroeder, it’s explained that the showcase exists of some stylish demos of the technology.

One of the demos that is most impressive is where you are able to click and drag on a 3D object in order to spin it around. Another demo shows a gallery of images that you are able to browse through. All of this it seems demonstrates exactly how much a HTML5-capable browser can do without extra plug-ins.

The message from Apple seems to be its desire to promote acceptance of HTML5 and send the message that add-ons belong to the past. However many people will still feel that Flash offers a far superior experience. For more on this and to view the demos go to Mashable.com. What do you think of the showcase? We’d be happy to hear your thoughts on HTML5.