Just like the term Web 2.0 a few years ago, HTML5 and app are the buzzword darlings of media and Internet folks alike.
The terms mean different things to different people—a free-wheeling semantic party that can be exhilarating or frustrating.
As a web dev, you may already have eager customers beating down your doors asking for HTML5 and web apps specifically. So, what is it that they’re really asking for?
HTML5 is a specific thing. It’s an in-progress standard, an evolution of the HTML we know and love—the language without which there would be no Web. HTML5 clarifies and improves upon the two-decade-old markup language, adding, especially, support ...