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What is HTML 5?

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HTML5 is the latest and most updated version of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) containing some lucrative and useful features like better access of page, richer user experience, enhanced audio-visual media support, superior gaming experience and more user-friendly features.

After years of being under constant check and improvement finally HTML 5 is ready to hit the World Wide Web at a time when touch interface and mobile devices and corresponding applications are rapidly going to incorporate wide array of changes in the way of we interact and use internet. It is already clear that all new HTML 5 is coming with a range of features and specifications that are intended to address the emerging technology and use of devices. HTML means Hypertext Markup Language which is the most widely used technical language to present content on the World Wide Web and until now HTML underwent several developments that can be referred to its earlier versions such as HTML 4 or HTML 3, etc. The primary objective or focus area of the new HTML 5 is to augment the user experience when interacting or using web on multiple devices like phones, tablets, phone-tabs and all other emerging fusion products and interfaces apart from traditional keyboard input based computing devices. Precisely addressing touch interface and being capable to offer seamless web experience in multiple devices is a crucial attribute of web technology and that is precisely the reason behind so much speculation on HTML 5.

Significant offerings of HTML 5

HTML is the coded language that makes the web content visible as we want. Now this as much as attributes in coherence with emerging demands of technology it would be able to offer with the option of different code tagging as much as the chances of encountering a smoother and richer web experience. So when the HTML 4 was launched it was a great shift as it made incorporation of media files smoother and error free, nevertheless in only a few years we could sense that HTML coding should incorporate more content specific attributes and the coding process should be more logical and less complicated and at the same time should address the incorporation of multimedia and graphic content in a more easier and seamless way to enrich the web experience. As expected and significantly enough the all new HTML 5 addresses all these aspects with absolute certainty. Moreover at a time when accessing web through hand held devices like phones or tabs far outnumbering the traditional computing devices, HTML 5 is also geared towards those touch interface friendly specifications and new HTML 5 is likely to make a web page absolutely similar as seen or accessed from different devices. The most important part of all new HTML 5 is supported by almost all the leading browsers without posing any obstacle such as the need of accessing through a HTML specific browser. Let us now look at some of the significant offerings of HTML 5.

  1. Better access for the on screen content reader
  2. A better well guided page with easier access options and less clamor in the page view is definitely a plus, both for the users and the websites as the users will definitely spend relatively longer time on the page with such enhanced attributes. Some HTML 5 coding features include distinct headers like

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Another important feature that HTML 5 is coming loaded with is that now the browser's location can be determined through the web. HTML 5 is loaded with geolocation APIs that make such browser based application possible. One should not confuse this pure web application feature with different platform based GPS applications available, as in Android, IOS or others.

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Posted on: June 22, 2013

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