Many Stackers may already know I'm tired of hearing about the lack of Flash on mobile devices. I've always tried to explain we are not missing anything and Flash is great but it's a resource and battery hog among other things (security) for mobile devices.
So i went in search of some HTML5 luv to show some of it's potential. While we fight for Flash I think it's also important we fight for something even better than Flash. Something that does not suck our resources and battery dry and something that maintains security while being used on a mobile phone.
I think we will be JUST fine without Flash as long as people push the envelop with HTML5. We should be requesting developer push and deliver the best for our mobile experience and not just follow what others have always done.
I know I'm writing this several months shy of two years after the original post, but in a way that just reinforces my observation. I tried running a few of the examples in IE and, no surprise, they didn't work. Ran them in Chrome and they did work. Interestingly, when I tried Firefox (v8) fewer than half of them worked. In samples 3 and 4, no drop shadows; in sample 5, the animation didn't play; in samples 8 and 9, the pages loaded but the mouse interactions didn't work. I'm assuming that the function failure is due, at least in part, to the face that Firefox isn't wedkit built.