Roger McNamee spoke at the Paley Center back in July 2011. What struck me about Roger’s talk were his thought on HTML5 and this will not solely be a programming problem, but a creativity problem. Whomever figures it out in a major way is going to win big time per McNamme.
“HTML5 allows you to treat a web page with an entire new canvas. HTML5 is blank sheet of paper and creativity rules again.” - Roger McNamee Watch the full video here.
Steve Wozniack said: “Write the book yourself, don’t be crude, be an artists.” He’s the guy that helped Steve Jobs program the software that Apple’s success was built off of. Might be worth considering this art philosophy by one the more ground-breaking programmers Silicon Valley has ever seen.
Says Tom Uglow, a London-based lead in the Google Creative Lab. “HTML5 has created a sense of optimism that is uplifting for designers and developers alike. That’s a positive for the internet, and, more importantly, for the user. It doesn’t matter too much as long as it drives the web forward.”
These sentiments align with what Mark Zuckerberg told Robert Scoble at the tail-end of 2010. Zuckerberg said, “the web moving towards HTML5, which is nothing but a good thing for everyone online.”
Clearly, HTML5 is something worth paying attention to and there seems to be a big opportunity here, from a business standpoint, from a design standpoint, from an original creativity standpoint, ultimately, an artistic standpoint.
Lately some fantastic examples of the HTML5 design capabilities have been popping up. Artists and brands making use of the code to create real cool user-experiences and visual aesthetics that are so clean and accessible. Check them out below.
Brief but cute story in the vein of a children’s book online.
Awesome stab at what a magazine can look like online. A great mix of editorial and visuals here. Something gritty yet beautiful at the same time.
Brilliant designer, speaker, and teacher outlines a little story about design and our jobs to create a better future.
Nike has jumped on board and this Nike Jumpman site is S I C K!
Audi takes selling cars online to a whole new level.