I was going through my monster list of bookmarks yesterday and came across an infographic from FOCUS titled “What is HTML5?”. It’s a great breakdown of what HTML5 is and what browsers are supporting the new syntax. The actual infographic is from 2010 so the percentage of HTML5 readiness has gone up with Chrome now at version 17 and Firefox at version 10, but you can see where we are heading.
The Web is ever changing and designing sites using HTML5 is the correct way to go. I know that the majority of users use IE but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring HTML5. There are many workarounds when it comes to IE and with IE9 out now and IE10 coming this fall, Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon and embraced HTML5. It’s for you too as well. Here is a list of some sites a like to see the progress of HTML5