20 posts
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
Forefall says

Since it’s possible to use HTML 5 markup on IE6 (with Javascript: http://html5doctor.com/how-to-get-html5-working-in-ie-and-firefox-2/) is it time to start using it, or is it just too early? I mean, it’s very backwards compatible as it is.

I’m comfortable with XHTML 1 .0 Strict right now, but I wouldn’t mind making the switch if it’s becoming widely acceptable.

I understand that forcing IE users to have working Javascript is kind of a boon, but shouldn’t we be helping users along towards a switch to better, more web-friendly browsers anyways?

For those whom are confused as to what HTML 5 is and what it means for the future of web design, check out the Wikipedia page on the matter. :)

Anyways, what are your thoughts?

2821 posts
  • Australia
  • Community Moderator
  • Elite Author
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Most Wanted Bounty Winner
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
+10 more
dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

HTML5 ++ !

964 posts It's in the pipeline!
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Exclusive Author
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
+2 more
purethemes says

I think we all have to wait a little bit more.. Javascrip solution for IE6 is not perfect, and it will take some time to get rid of IE6 .. But we’re on the good way ;)

181 posts
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Brazil
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
jonatanfroes says

not yet (unfortunately).

1475 posts The right tools with none of the gimmicks
  • Sold between 50 000 and 100 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Exclusive Author
  • United States
+1 more
PixelBin says

I think once IE6 is gone, we can slowly start using it.

20 posts
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
Forefall says

IE6 still comprises of 17% of the market share, which is quite baffling.

415 posts
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
osigrandi says

HTML5 will be ready and expected to be completely supported in about 2022. People, especially those not working in the field will need to get used to the idea that something else besides the current standards exist.

Plus, try switching doctypes to a fairly complex theme, let’s say a wordpress one, put a HTML5 doctype and try to validate it. You’ll notice that the W3C validator recognizes it’s HTML5 but you will practically have to dump more than half of your current knowledge of xhtml and re-write most of your code in compliance with the new standard.

To me at least, it’s too much of a hassle at the moment and it’s way too soon. Don’t listen to SmashingMagazine or other websites that are very enthusiastic about it and have already started publishing tutorials on HTML5 …they just need stuff to write about.

921 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold between 1 000 000 - 1 999 999 dollars
  • Power Elite Author
  • Most Wanted Bounty Winner
  • Bought between 500 and 999 items
  • Referred between 500 and 999 users
  • Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Won a Competition
+8 more
MDNW says
HTML5 will be ready and expected to be completely supported in about 2022.

You do understand that we’ll all be operating flying cars and coding in Martian by then right? I honestly don’t know why setting an adoption date that far off is even considered realistic – this would have been like someone in 1880 announcing that the horse-drawn-carriage harnesses were going to be upgraded in 1950. Sure, it’s a great step and hopefully adoption will happen quicker, but technology moves so fast nowadays that it might just become irrelevant.

2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Microlancer Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
+3 more
jonathan01 says

@octofine and @epicera – I couldn’t agree more with both your comments – euphoria seems to be running wild on web blogs about HTML 5 when it’s just simply the wrong move – right now – as we all know we are still struggling to kill of ie6 why start creating stuff that will require even more css specific sheets / workarounds and hacks just to give a small amount of viewers so fancy stuff – just not worth it yet.

And the horse drawn carriage thing was funny dude! ;)

56 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Italy
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
miniMAC says

Check this for compat. link

by
by
by
by
by
by