As we wrote last week on the Tech Blog, the iPad won’t be “the best way to browse the Web,” as Apple CEO Steve Jobs says, because the iPad doesn’t support Flash. While the Web at large may be migrating to HTML5’s video standard eventually, a lot of sites still use Flash.
Vimeo is trying out an HTML5 beta now for select video producers. Vimeo Plus subscribers ($59 per year for 5 gigabytes of uploading per week) can choose whether to make videos available to mobile browsers, a Vimeo spokesman wrote in an e-mail. But that’s a relatively small group.
Many people can live without a rich browsing experience on their phones. But on a device designed to surf the Web?