HTML5 Isn't the HTML You Grew Up With

By HTMLGoodies Staff

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."

By using HTML5, a website or web application will function and appear the same across browsers and platforms. Additionally, with many HTML5 tags, a JavaScript-based API or framework enables developers to have additional control over a tag's given functionality and behavior. This provides the potential for HTML5-based applications to take on the look and feel of native or desktop applications, rivaling the traditional app marketplace. 

View Full Article

Make a Comment

Loading Comments...

  • Web Development Newsletter Signup

    Invalid email
    You have successfuly registered to our newsletter.

    By submitting your information, you agree that htmlgoodies.com may send you HTMLGOODIES offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that HTMLGOODIES believes may be of interest to you. HTMLGOODIES will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date