Anybody who doubted my earlier statement about how the web was about to "fundamentally" shift, from old legacy HTML 1.0 sites, beyond Ajax Web 2.0 sites - straight to Web 5.0 (HTML5) should take a moment the new guide published by the Google Chrome developer relations team about building web applications:
The HTML5 rocks guide above was written by Google Chrome Developer relations.
There are a few things of interest here - but the one that I think is the most interesting is that even factions within Google are now advocating a future of the web that is not friendly for search engine spiders at all. I think it's obvious Google has known this was coming for a long time, it's why they embraced it, and pioneered technology such as Google Base, and Sitemap.xml - to give developers a programmatic way to make content appear in search engines - without merging the content with the user experience (classic SEO).
Now the whole guide is pretty big with lots of juicy content, so if you don't want to read the whole design guide - there is a good summary of the article here:
* Web Apps follow a "primarily" client-side architectural model
* Web Apps avoid making constant trips to an application (web) server.
* Web Apps work offline
* Web Apps use the capabilities of the device they are running on including Cameras, GPS, accelerometers, or any other sensor that might be available.
This is exactly what we were saying last week ---