HTML5 Isn't the HTML You Grew Up With
The web of yesteryear was a flat, static, document-laden landscape of slow-loading images and simple gif animations. Today's web is a vibrant, visual, ever-changing world of interactive, social websites and applications, and HTML5 will make it even better.
HTML has always provided a link between web browsers and web servers--a common language that is understood by both desktop and mobile device browsers, as well as tablets. As Patrick Lauke, a member of the developer relations team at Opera, put it so eloquently, "the HTML5 specification goes into a lot more detail — not only defining the various markup elements available to authors, but also describing exactly how markup itself should be parsed."