HTML5 is the 5th revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) standard since the inception of World Wide Web. HTML5 was released on 28th October 2014 by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). This version of HTML has new functionality, elements, and attributes that allow much better user interaction and visual that enhances the user experience across different devices and browser. Having said that let’s look at few key benefits of HTML5 to understand why it is highly recommended technology to develop web pages.
Cross platform & Multi-browser support
We all are aware of multiple browsers based on the OS (Mac or Windows) or devices and screens of different sizes ranging from PCs, Laptops, iPhones, Android phones, Windows phones, iPads, Android tablets, Microsoft Surface, etc… Additionally, there are so many different browsers that we see among which most popular are Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It makes it very difficult to set up HTML & CSS properties to work seamlessly on all browsers. That’s where the need for cross-platform markup language comes in and this need is fulfilled by HTML5. HTML5 Doctype was created so that your web page developed using HTML5 elements works on all browsers.
We all have experienced this at one point or another where we have lost internet connection, browser crash, unexpected system shutdown, or unintentionally closing a browser and losing what we have worked upon like typing some content over internet or typing an email or losing track of where we were in browsing or shopping for some product. And we have to do things all over again. Well not anymore, HTML5 helps retaining status on browser so that you can start from where you left. HTML5 also stores data from web page on local cache so if nothing changed then user doesn’t have to load page all over again over the internet and hence saving data and improving loading speed. And you can also store user preferences on local machine rather than storing it on servers.
Supports audio & video files
Getting your media to play and display correctly has always been such a great hassle and nightmare. Embedding flash players and third party scripts, making sure that it works seamlessly on all browsers has never been easily possible. HTML5 provides video and audio tags which makes it as easy to embed videos & audio files on web page as adding an image. Hence, no more need of using those embed or object tags that come with a huge list of parameters and confusing code to make it look & work right on the web page.
HTML5 allows capturing Geolocation from the user which have helped in delivering localized content to the user based on their location. Companies & Online stores can have location based offerings for its customers. Users can also search nearby location & offering for what they need.
Stylish & attractive user interface
We all love to have attractive, user-friendly, and easy to navigate websites such that it has dynamic and interactive content instead of just look at it. HTML5 brings in a bundle of elements and features that make sites very attractive and interactive. Features like drag & drop, edits on fly, mouse over effects, image optimizer, interactive media, etc.. makes web pages very stylish and appealing to the user experience.
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