HTML5 is the talk of the era. With its benchmark features and advantages, this markup language is ready to set a new trajectory for web developers & designers to craft highly powerful, interactive and flourishing online presence. HTML5 has proven a great technology for mobile apps offering web storage, online support, Geo Location API, Advance forms, 2D animations, canvas drawing and many more. Semantics, connectivity, 3D & Graphics, CSS3, Multimedia, device access are some of striking key features HTML5.
The fifth revision of HTML standard, i.e. HTML5 is ready to rock in the web & mobile development arena by its latest set of multimedia support and extensive features to establish dynamic online presence. This markup language is the best way for presenting and structuring of content on the World Wide Web. The best part about HTML5 than its predecessors is its simpler HTML standards, inviting neater code for web development. This is why it is getting highly popular among developers, web designers and website aspirants to obtain highly flexible, interactive and efficient website.
How HTML5 emerged into a drastic need? Get it clear from the root (past) to futuristic use through below showcased infographic (comprising of past, present & future of HTML5).
The HTML5 combines the technology of HTML + CSS + JS, offering the competency to develop the next level web applications. The language comes packed with the smart array of attributes letting developers to unlock and craft unrivaled applications featuring Geo-location, application caches, videos and many more. Let’s see what makes HTML5 so special:
Audio element: The web applications are no longer dependent upon the third-party plugins to feature audio support. The HTML5 “<audio>” element is the ultimate solution replacing the needs for additional audio plug-ins and HTML5 also supports set multiple set of browsers.
Video element: Alike audio element, HTML5 also supports video element that goes well with all the recent web browsers. Recently YouTube has announced an HTML5 embedded video for its videos for the browsers which supports them. In fact, the language not only lets you to play videos, but also drawing, diagrams, graphics, animations etc. on the page itself. And hereby avoiding the use of add-ons like Silverlight and Flash for such works.
Better interactions: As we all know what one can achieve through a highly interactive web application. A dynamic website is more competent to respond to its users. The <canvas> HTML5 tag, offers enhanced animated possibilities to attain rich internet applications, as Flash does. Besides <canvas>, HTML5 offers other great APIs to craft augment user experience. Here is a quick list of some native APIs:
=> Offline storage database
=> Application Cache/offline web applications
=> Timed media playback
=> Text Track API
=> Drag and drop (DnD)
=> Document editing
=> Browser history management
Cleaner Code: For someone passionate about simple and easily readable code then HTML5 is the best option for them. The proficient HTML5 knowledge lets you write neat and descriptive code, i.e. semantic code making clear meaning for content as well as style.
Geo–location: Geo location is an amazing feature that comes up with HTML5, offering direct availability to compatible application or browser.
Best for Mobile devices: Not only confined to web apps, HTML5 is highly proven for developing web pages for mobile devices. It is the best approach considered for non flash supporting mobile devices, where HTML5 can make the pages interactive though multimedia content like images, videos etc.
Above discussed are just specimens of HTML5 wonders. A soaring demand (78%) could be seen for HTML5 by this year alone. According to a report by researchers, the mobile browsers powered by HTML5 will surge up to 2.1 billion by the year 2016. This is definitely going to establish an incredible trajectory in the very near future.