Saturday, 9 November 2013

Web Applications

Web applications

 Many sites today and their increasing number on the Web are what we’ll call web applications; that is, they imitate desktop applications rather than our normal static text, images,  and links documents that constitute the majority of the Web. Applications such as online word processors, photo editing tools, mapping sites, social sites, online games, online storages and so on are all examples of web applications which is Heavily powered by JavaScript, php, and other web programming languages these have of course pushed HTML 4 to the edge of its capabilities. HTML5 specifies new DOM APIs for drag and drop, server-sent events, drawing, video, and the like. These new interfaces that HTML pages expose to JavaScript via objects in the DOM make it easier to write such applications using tightly specified standards rather than barely documented hacks. Even more important is the need for an open standard that can compete with proprietary standards like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight. Regardless of what your thoughts are on those technologies or companies, we believe that the Web is too vital a platform for society, commerce, and communication to be in the hands of one vendor.

-The Learning World ICT concept