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Build an HTML5 Video Preloader

In my previous post about checking when an HTML5 video has loaded, I made the comment at the end that you could use the code to build your own preloader. Afterwards, I got a couple of emails asking me how … Continue reading

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Your HTML5 video won’t play? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re like me, you’ve probably worked with Flash video for client’s websites or maybe on your own. It’s pretty simple to set up, you just need the .swf and the .flv files and you’re good to go. And I … Continue reading

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Was HTML5 overhyped or just made into something it wasn’t?

Back in April, when Steve Jobs said Flash wasn’t going to be on the iPhone and iPad, the anti-Flash people came out in force and had everyone believe technologies the used plug-ins, like Flash and Silverlight would be gone from … Continue reading

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SVG Masks, HTML5 video and Firefox 4

Earlier this month, Paul Rouget, who’s a evangelist for Mozilla posted a video where he demonstrated some of the new features that are coming with Firefox 4. And I have to say, the stuff he shows off is for the … Continue reading

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Video: To autoplay or not to autoplay

I’m a huge sports fan and I spend a lot of time online visiting sports news sites like si.com and espn.com and over the last couple of years they, and other major sports sites, have had some big redesigns. ESPN … Continue reading

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In the fight for the future of the web, I’m backing Google

Yesterday, during the Google I/O keynote, Google unveiled some interesting new tools for us as web developers. The first and probably the biggest being that the VP8 video codec has been made completely open source and that Google, along with … Continue reading

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In the battle of the video tag, one codec has the advantage

If you’re a web designer or developer, the chances are pretty much 100% that you’ve read and read and read about the HTML5 video tag. Honestly, it’s one of the things I’ve been hoping for since I first started learning … Continue reading

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How to fix HTML5 video

Fix the HTML5 video tag? But the spec hasn’t even been finished yet, how can it be broken? The problem with the video tag is one thing, the browser makers are arguing over which video format it should play when … Continue reading

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What the..? Internet Explorer 9 might be good?

When I woke up today, I knew a few things would happen for sure, people would read too much into something minor on Apple’s site, Google would announce something that should be big but wouldn’t be and Microsoft would stay … Continue reading

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I’m done with the HTML5 vs Flash “debate”

Really, this is a debate about HTML5’s video tag and video delivered using Flash, and I use the term debate loosely. Why? Because HTML5 is years from being done and from what I can see, the people calling for Flash … Continue reading

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