This example using HTML5’s ‘canvas’ element shows how it is possible to integrate great graphics and live social media into an interesting and visually appealing presentation style. You can also see the smooth vector graphics that HTML5 produces – perfectly on par with Adobe Flash, without needing any additional plugins.
Sketchpad is a remarkably fully featured graphics application that runs entirely in the browser. Notice the way you can click the ‘save’ icon to copy and paste creations straight into a different application – this could easily be extended to automatically post to Facebook or Twitter, for example. The application also runs on the iPad – allowing true cross platform compatibility without needing to recode it. This level of refined user interface will also become more common across the web.