I remember back in school, sometime in my second year, I read an article on A List Apart called A Preview of HTML5 and I was excited about the new tags, like <header> and <footer>. I was pretty sure <video> was going to make life a lot easier. But, really, that was it, it wasn’t a Flash killer or something to build amazing web apps, it was just a new version of HTML that would make my work a little easier. And over the last few years, I’d read articles about it and I was waiting for the day when I could start building sites using it. But then Apple changed everything.
But it seems that the web design and development community have accept this use and things like HTML5 apps, which use more than just HTML5 to work, are becoming widespread. I don’t have a problem with this but I just find it interesting that HTML5 has become an accepted buzz word so quickly and it’s acceptance is so widespread. And the next time a client brings up the term HTML5, I’ll know what they mean.