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Web standards are an ever-evolving entity, with new syntax and functions being added all the time. The buzzwords of the year are HTML5 and CSS3, evolutions of the already-existing languages that most people are familiar with. Unfortunately, getting a function added to the standards is only half the battle; you also need browsers to support the function and the new syntax, or all you’re left with is something that is theoretically awesome.

For a while now, WebKit has been the most standards-compliant browser engine, with Safari and Chrome offering two of the most HTML5 and CSS3 ready browsers. Many other browsers use the WebKit engine, and today I’d like to look at what the benefits might be of a WebKit-dominated Internet.

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Windows 8 looks fairly awesome, a definite advancement in the user interface work at Microsoft. I’ve always been a fan of Metro on Windows Phone 7, and can’t wait to get a chance to install the Windows 8 developer preview on my MacBook Air to check out the Metro UI on a traditional computing machine. While it’s still a Microsoft product, Windows 8 is something radically different and is only helping the web standards cause.

Microsoft is using a “new application model” for Windows 8, which includes powering apps with standards-compliant HTML and Javascript. Plus, they’re ditching Flash.

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