iPad-ready websites Notice how many times HTML5 is mentioned with respect to web-based video. Embedded video is growing more and more common on web sites across the internet. However, most of this video is delivered through Flash. With HTML5's support of video directly in the code (no object tag needed), I'm left wondering if this isn't Apple's attempt to continue to avoid Flash support in Safari on their mobile devices or if Apple just has something against Adobe (which would be exceedingly strange given their past)? Of course support for video/audio in HTML5 is still limited, but this won't always be the case and as web surfing moves from laptops and desktops and into the more portable tablet and smartphone markets, Apple's refusal to support Flash in iPhone OS Safari could be a smart move in a few years. What I do find encouraging is that the two companies poised to dominate ultra portable web/internet devices (mainly Apple and Google) are both companies with firm commitments to standards compliance. As a web developer, the more demand for standards compliance there is, the quicker we'll see the death of web browsers who undersupport, fail to support, or "embrace and extend" support of web standards. Then again, anything that would hasten the outright demise of IE 6 would be a blessing.