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Jolicloud and HTML5

by Romain Huet

January 20th, 2011

The Jolicloud vision was built around HTML5 way before it reached such a momentum, and it’s very exciting to be part of this growing movement.

The W3C has just unveiled an HTML5 logo to provide an identity for the Web platform. Jolicloud is a big supporter of this initiative, and we would like to take this opportunity to mention below some of the HTML5 technologies the Jolicloud desktop is using.


  • Offline & Storage

    Offline & Storage. The Jolicloud desktop works perfectly offline thanks to a combination of two technologies: Application Cache, to store static assets, and Local Storage, to save some of your data locally such as apps and settings.

  • Connectivity

    Connectivity. Jolicloud is using WebSockets to create asynchronous and bidirectional communication channels between the desktop and the Jolicloud APIs, especially to extend the browser capabilities and interact with the OS.

  • Styling

    Styling. Many new CSS3 features are used on the Jolicloud application, especially animations and transitions for a rich user experience, but also the flexible box model, new selectors, gradients, shadows and so on.

  • Graphics

    Graphics. Canvas, in particular, is used in different parts of the desktop, not only to draw charts, for instance to visualize drive usage, but also to perform various image manipulations.

  • Semantics

    Semantics. The Jolicloud desktop is also using the new HTML5 markup elements and attributes to provide more meaning to the application structure.

We are experimenting with more HTML5 technologies at Jolicloud for the future evolutions of our desktop, such as multimedia integration, geolocation and Web Workers. We are continuously looking to push the limits of the browser and we look forward to sharing more updates with you very soon. Go HTML5!

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January 20, 2011
11:22 pm

That logo… so ugly… GOOD FOR JOLICLOUD!

    February 11, 2012
    11:38 am

    cmc033098 on September 19, 2011 Giving away this latopp because i just got a macbook pro so theres no need for me to have it all you have to do is comment saying GATEWAY FAVORITE LIKE SUBSCRIBE THANKS FOR WATCHING! Category Film & Animation

    February 14, 2012
    4:21 am

    also all these sites now have cpaimroson pics of u and kim k now saying ur trying to be like her, and ur trying so hard to not be considered half black, look back at La La that first came out girl everyone took a poll and agreed ur more hood then hood can be, so u hung with Kim k bought some weave u all of a sudden different, ur hair was blonde u darkend it, kim runs circles around u hunny, i know u read this and say o well just another hater but this is coming from the heart, u use to be pretty until u started wanting to be like kim k, now u just lame, go be a housewife and sweep after melo cause thats all the a’list ur going to be

January 20, 2011
11:33 pm

Jolicloud is leading the way.

I like the new logo. In the past W3C has produced some terrible looking graphics and I’m glad they hired a proper agency this time.

January 20, 2011
11:43 pm

Très joli!!!! I’m proud to be a Joliclouder! Keep up the good work guys!

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January 21, 2011
11:44 am

felicitaciones,buen trabajo , lo uso en una Asus eeepc y funciona perfecto.
lo recomende en mi blog,,

January 21, 2011
2:52 pm

You should be aware that HTML 5 is the last version number for HTML, and that the logo has been dropped by one of the two major organizations developing the standard. Instead, they are opting for HTML to become a “living standard” in which version number doesn’t matter. Essentially, this makes Jolicloud a “living” OS. Nice marketing, perhaps? ;)


January 21, 2011
3:13 pm

I am loving jolicloud!

January 21, 2011
5:02 pm

jolicloud is fantastic, very thankful for the speed of this system—

hnerik tranaes
January 22, 2011
4:09 pm

where can we get those stickers?

is the new dell inspiron duo supported for touch interface on jolicloud?

lee adaway
January 23, 2011
3:17 pm

i love the jolicloud system its 10 time faster than windows 7 ! thanks guys

January 24, 2011
2:30 pm

What about the opinion for an own jolicloud server?

    Cédric Duclos
    January 24, 2011
    8:46 pm

    What do you mean?

      June 18, 2011
      4:24 am

      I think what GUI mean is, he want to hosted their jolyOS and accessing the server by multiple user (login). Can it possible?

    February 12, 2012
    3:21 am

    KBeau4196 June 22, 2011 I am American and i am not fat, igaornnt or belligerent. I may not know everything about every other country, but if you think about it, who does? I am not biased and i do not base my thoughts on other countries based on stereotypes.You may think ‘American’ accents are stupid, but to me they aren’t because i live here. That is just rude…i don’t think any other accent is stupid.We might have a stereotype about talking with strange accents and texting jargon in speech such as ‘lol’, but we certainly do not talk weird relative to our country.You are igaornnt- and that is not based on your nationality.

January 25, 2011
10:34 am

I am wondering, does Jolicloud only work online, or can you use some apps offline, like watch movies, and do office stuff. And maybe a game like checkers or something?

    January 25, 2011
    5:13 pm

    The web apps (first screen) won’t work (e.g. Gmail and YouTube) but you still have local apps, local files etc like you do on any other system.

January 26, 2011
2:12 am

Still trying to get some help (see below)?

Your request (#3123) has been received, and is being reviewed by our support staff.

To review the status of the request and add additional comments, follow the link below:

Butch Gibson, Jan-22 21:42 (CET):
I’ve been testing Jolicloud using the live cd on various systems. Each system gives me the same experience. I was able to create an account and even customize my desktop, and then login and access that desktop from multiple machines (about 6 different makes, models, manufacturers, including but not limited to HP, Compaq, Dell, eMachine, etc.). After successfully accessing using the live cd, I’ve installed Jolicloud to the hard drive. Different methods at different times. Sometimes accessing the live cd and my existing account and trying to use the prompt from my desktop to install or installing from the bootup menu without running in demo mode first. Each time I’ve gotten to the login prompt but Jolicloud displays a message that I must be connected before being able to login. I haven’t made any hardware changes and I’m hard wired connected to the internet that allows me to browse and install applications when running in demo mode. I’ve connected, disconnected, disabled, re-enabled, and still no network connection after hard drive installation. What am I doing wrong?

February 11, 2011
11:58 pm

tengo jolicloud instalada en una acer one aspire z50, pereo algunas veces cuando enciendo la notbook la imagen del logo jolicloud esta distorsionada y lo tengo que volver a cargar.ya corriendo no tiene fallas. tendre que checar el disco duro?, que me recomiendan…repeti la carga de jolicloud con el usb pero siguio igual

    February 10, 2012
    3:58 pm

    crlmedstaonan on January 21, 2008 I’m guessing she’s on her day off. She deserves a break from all that work. And so do the others.

February 15, 2011
2:50 pm

HTML 5 is the way to go sorry adobe but flash is old news. No wounder google and apple are going with html5 flush i wounder if hulu will switch over.

edward kanchik (Computer consulting)

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March 8, 2011
8:02 am

This looks amazing. Let me know when you launch.

January 10, 2012
1:19 pm

Hello siblings simply love your striking site and please continue it

    February 11, 2012
    7:33 am

    January 16, 2009 P150K?!!?!?SERIOUSLY?!!? haha. asan na yang mga kntoesg yan! Ilabas na yan! Haha

March 18, 2012
7:51 am

Please how can I customise the joli os boot screen and desktop’s icons, menu, menu bar and search window on the jolicloud desktop.

March 18, 2012
7:54 am

Please how can I customise the joli os boot screen and desktop’s icons, menu, menu bar and search window on the jolicloud desktop. Is it in the jolicloud-plymouth? I tried to change the jolicloud-logo.png and jolicloud_logo-stretch.png but I stiil got the joli os boot screen with 3 animated computers showing “Joli OS Version 1.2″ underneath. How can I make my changes effective