Programmers and Web designers say clients increasingly are asking
that their websites or applications be compatible with Apple’s
iPhone and iPad. Those sites can’t be built with Adobe’s Flash
technology, which is used widely for online video and animation
but which Apple has banned from its devices.
“Since the iPad came out we’ve had a lot of clients say that they
just don’t want Flash on their sites,” said Chantelle Simoes, vice
president at Ninth Degree Inc., a design firm in Dana Point,
Calif., which has built websites for Sanyo and the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The problem for some companies is that HTML 5 is immature and
still years away from broad adoption, said Jeffrey Hammond, an
analyst at Forrester Research. It also isn’t supported yet by the
most widely used Web browsers, such as Microsoft Corp.’s Internet
Interesting use of the plural “browsers” there. Which are the other “widely used web browsers” that don’t support HTML5?