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.
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
HTML 5 has arrived with a bucket full of features that are completely in sync with the emerging web trends and evolving user interfaces. Typical Drag and Drop feature for quick access is one great feature that the new HTML 5 is endowed with. Managing browser history is another feature that enhances user experience to a great extent. Some of the other important user experience enhancing features include document editing, timed media playback, offline storage of database etc. In coherence this array of features is definitely something that sooner or later supposed to make HTML 5 irreplaceable standard for web coding.
Particularly this area of new HTML 5 has been the subject of widespread discussion and it is true that from all previous version of HTML, this new one is significantly being different in offering audio visual media support in particular. With new HTML 5 the user don't need to depend upon the third party media player like flash player or others. With HTML 5 coding all video or audio files are played seamlessly without making the user download flash player. That is truly a significant leap so far that HTML 5 offers.
It is much a under focused aspect of HTML 5, but once unrolled fully to encompass web definitely it is going to be a hot feature to reckon with. Not only HTML 5 provides far better gaming support but it is also equipped with certain features that can let the user develop certain games online. You can have a straightforward game developing experience with HTML 5 just with the help of few tutorials or guidelines. It is not going to be that simple but even so rewarding enough for a common user with basic HTML knowledge.
When HTML 5 was just lurking in the horizon many thought that it would be requiring upgraded browsers considering the bucket of rich features that it offers. Few have envisaged that this new version of web language would be so less demanding while offering its array of enhanced features. But so the reality is, HTML 5 is supported by all modern and popular browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, and even some old browsers also. As far as browser is concerned HTML 5 is really an all fit into one offering, without a shadow of doubt.
No feature, no aspect of HTML 5 has been the subject of such wider emphasis as its all too smooth adaptability in mobile computing devices and smart phones. Touch interface on these devices and user specific on screen icons and richer display options while browsing are some of the hottest attributes that HTML 5 fittingly offers to the web users of mobile devices. In a world where mobile devices are fast becoming the most popular and widespread internet access device web page coding is definitely to follow the trend and HTML 5 is just geared towards that.
In today's computing world 'Applications' signify all sorts of specific user needs for which he uses a computer interface either offline or online. It is as vast as to encompass all regular living attributes including education to gaming to email to notebook to shopping to maps and GPS to mere calculator. Every computing platform, every operating system has their niche adaptability and offering of various applications, either on mobile devices or traditional computers. For developers of this burgeoning range of applications HTML 5 poses many advantages as it comes loaded with a great array of developer friendly APIs.
A great new deal while using HTML 5 is that it comes with a local storage options that much unlike the cookies provides storage across multiple windows. In security and performance this local storage is far better as the data persists even after the browser is closed. Moreover this local storage is making the applications and media streaming possible without flash player or other third party plugins.
All browsers have cache memory for delivering the applications and the web page even when you got disconnected from the internet but these caches are considered as unreliable because they cannot deliver the whole page or applications most of the time when one gets disconnected and becomes offline. In this respect HTML 5 can really provide an enhanced and much better web experience with its offline application cache. An HTML 5 offline application cache allows the application or page to be available to the user even while they become disconnected temporarily from web.
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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