The world is moving fast and the web even faster. Standards and technologies change on an almost daily basis. Using an HTML5 Document Viewer can help you in your day-to-day website needs, but how?
An example of this ever shifting landscape is when Steve Jobs went to war on Adobe’s Flash technology – Thoughts on Flash – Steve listed in over 1500 words why he believed Flash should be a thing of the past, why it was never a good idea and what would replace it.
In steps HTML5, In Steve’s own words:
This among other reasons is why we’ve build Doc Conversion API, our aim is to provide a HTML5 document viewing experience that does away with power hungry plugins that result in instability in your browser of platform.
Features of Doc Conversion APIs HTML document viewer include:
Multiple Document Format Support
Most common file formats including PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, MSG files and many many more.
Your end users will be able to view documents from any web-enabled device that has an HTML5 capable browser, including
IE8+, Microsoft Edge,Chrome, Chrome for Android, Firefox, Safari 5+, Mobile Safari
iPhone / iPad
Android smartphones and tables
PC + Mac
HTML5 based text rendering
You’ll be able to select, copy and paste text from within your documents
This also enables find and highlight functionality within your documents
A easy to use Web UI – NO PLUGINS NEEDED!
Scroll through your documents easily
Simple and intuitive thumbnail view
Landscape and portrait document views are supported
Download your documents or print them from the browser
Super easy to install and deploy
Install our HTML5 document viewer in around 6 minutes (That was our fastest deployment yet!)
No downloads or installs for your customers to wrestle with
Fully feature REST API, allowing you to embed the HTML5 document viewer within your own apps
On-premise or cloud based install
WordPress, Umbraco, Dot Net Nuke, HTML Website, PHP website support