What is HTML5?
We will need to understand what HTML is. The acronym HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. This markup language is what makes it possible to find documents on the web.
- The markup language is made up of a set of markup tags
- HTML markup tags describes the content of different documents
- Each HTML tag describes different document content
HTML is used to describe the content and structure of documents on the world wide web and HTML5 is the fifth version of the HTML code standard. Your web page is really made of three codes, The HTML code which creates the framework, JAVA scripts which gives the instructions and CSS, Cascading Style Sheets which deals with the way the content is presented.
This new version HTML5, is set to help users of online documents do a wide range of manipulations without the need for uploading specific software such as plug-ins. The HTML5 allows you to build complicated applications since it carries out functions easily and simply, including animation, apps, movies and music.
Also important to know, is that HTML5 is not copyrighted, so there is no need to pay any fees to use it. It can work on any platform including Smart TV, Tablets, Smartphone, Ultrabook or Notebook, providing of course, that your instrument supports HTML5.
The professional can use HTML5 to write applications for the web that identify where your site is located on the web, that is geolocation, as well as to deliver on extremely high quality graphics and high definition videos.
Currently, all the well-established browsers support HTML5 including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Mobile Safari, Internet Explorer and some Android browsers. There may be differences in what each browsers supports so some further study is needed for the browsers that you use. Research has shown that Firefox supports the widest range of HTML5 features with Chrome coming a close second. Most browsers, however, cover a bit more than the HTML5 basics.
API integration has allowed HTML5 to be able to provide the following advanced features making it possible for more intricate and sophisticated JAVA script coding of consistent high quality.
- Video playback and audio: makes media playback possible without the need for plugins.
- Geolocation: identify visitor location.
- Drag and drop: uploading files with simple movements.
- Application cache: support running HTML sites while offline.
- Server sent events: web pages can be updated in a browser after being loaded.
- Offline data storage: data stored locally in the browser
HTML5 generally makes it easier for browsers and web developers to comply with the same codes in providing a better experience to web users.