Online video still growing, gaining viewers

Just because comedy or humorous videos are the most popular among U.S. adults (source) does not mean journalists should wring their hands and despair about public tastes. What’s more important, I think, is that among people who have… Read More

Video for HTML5: The latest update

On2’s VP8 video codec “is now fully open and completely royalty-free,” thanks to Google (source: DZone). This is a big deal not only because Apple — in its full-out war against Adobe — has declared Flash video to… Read More

iPhone, iPad, mobile Internet: Can we see the future?

As I follow the continuing discussion about the so-called death of Flash, the changes HTML5 will certainly bring, and what lies ahead for journalism, I find myself asking these questions: Of all U.S. Internet users, what percentage will… Read More

A look back: Where HTML began

I just finished reading Chapter 1 of Dive into HTML5, by Mark Pilgrim, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Anyone who remembers the day he or she first clicked a little blue link in the Netscape beta will probably… Read More

Social media theory and practice: An outline

Carrie Brown-Smith is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Memphis. Last month she posted a first draft of a syllabus for a college course about social media. I took a look at it today, and… Read More

HTML5 demystified

This slideshow provides a really clear overview of what HTML5 includes, why it’s exciting, and when browser support can be expected. The slideshow was produced by Derek Bender.

What you should know about HTML5 today

If you teach online journalism, you’ve probably been hearing questions from students about the validity of what they are learning today. If you’re teaching Web design for current standards and current browsers, they are asking, “What about HTML5… Read More