HTML5 is a reality. With the improvements in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, every major browser vendor now supports significant portions of the standard.
With this in mind, I set out to find sites that were putting HTML5 to use to producing new effects or improved user experiences. Below are ten excellent examples of sites that are using HTML5 right now.
The Bifter takes advantage of HTML5 scalable vector graphic (SVG) capabilities to produce a monthly comic. Be sure to check out the source code.
MP3 player, smartphone, and tablet powerhouse, Apple, is running HTML5 on its site. It looks beautiful.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 Test Drive site is, as you might expect, running HTML5. Check out the "Fishbowl Benchmark" — in the lower left — in a few different browsers. The results might surprise you.
Agent 008 Ball is a smooth running HTML5 game from the folks at Pixel Lab.
Surprised? Google, the top search engine, has been running HTML5 for some time.
This Nike micro-site makes extensive use of HTML5.
The Mozilla Foundation, which makes Firefox, Thunderbird, and several other open web products, uses HTML5 for its site. There is even a "Demo Studio" — on the lower right — that you'll want to check out.
This sleek and modern ecommerce site runs on HTML5.
Cherry Blossom is the portfolio site for a cake maker in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Kevin Roast wrote this Asteroids game to learn the HTML5 canvas API.
By Armando Roggio at http://developer.practicalecommerce.com