Steve Jobs‘ Mob has taken its love for HTML5 to the next base, dedicating a page on the Apple site showcasing how brilliant it all is. But the company won’t let you take a look unless you’re using Apple-built web browser Safari.
For an open web model it’s curious that Apple is forcing Safari on curious internaughts.
In between Safari crashing on us, we managed to have a little play with the demos and we have to admit we were quite impressed.
The Typography Demo lets users design sites with rich typography without adding image files and we were able to change fonts, text colour and move the text about. We also really like the Audio demo, which lets you insert audio into your Website without extra plug-ins and the Gallery demo is great for showing how easy it can be to just drop galleries into posts with a simple piece of code and HTML 5 to transition is good for vamping up pictures with a range of animations.
That said, Apple’s arrogance has drawn certain parallels with the bully boy Microsoft of old. Microsoft frequently tried to force people into using its browser. It didn’t work then, and it won’t work now for Apple.