The Web’s independence from the hardware and software platform people use is a feature. It’s better than cross-platform frameworks which are constantly criticised for not producing exact native-feeling apps on the multitude of platforms they run on. The Web is above that pettiness.

The Web isn’t an application platform. It is really a data platform (or more precisely, a content platform). A data platform that has a very light visual and behaviour layer available: Cascading StyleSheets and JavaScript.

A long and fruitful read. The web always wins. It isn’t cross-platform, it IS a platform.

(via @froginthevalley)