By July 20, 2014Web Design

HTML5 for success

The battle of Apple and Adobe was a swift one, Apple unleashed the new HTML5 which they say can do all of the things Adobe’s Flash can do and more while Adobe stuck to their tried and true Flash program. Unfortunately for Adobe, the new HTML5 won in the end and is now the main program used in displaying web pages. Now, the HTML5 is slowly but surely shaping the future of websites. But what is HTML5 and what makes it so special? We’ll go in and study the inner working of codes of the HTML5 and find out if it can really evolve how we view web pages.


What you need to know about the HTML5

The latest reiteration of the “hypertext markup language” or HTML, version 5 is actually a combination of three programs; the HTML, the CSS and the JavaScript. HTML is basically an outline plan of the webpage and CSS handles most of the appearance while JavaScript is the backbone that supports all of these together. The thing that makes HTML5 so special is that unlike other programs that produce web pages, HTML5 doesn’t need any extra plug-ins in order to showcase animations, videos, applications and music on the web page. It can do all of those without resorting to extra installation that can hinder the speed of your computer. Essentially, the HTML5 is the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to web browsing. Another positive aspect of the HTML5 is that it doesn’t have any copyrights, it’s free to use, and it can work in all platforms in the market today and can even be used in Smart TVs.

The HTML5 does not actually need to be online to work, you can edit web pages offline and it has the uncanny ability to effortlessly play HD videos too. With all of these great features that HTML5 delivers, it may surprise you that it still not finished expanding and adding new elements to web viewing. GPS tracking and web applications are now part of the format and the HTML5 still has plenty of room to grow.


How can I start using HTML5 for web browsing?

Actually, it might be integrated into your browser as we speak. All major web browsing programs like Mozilla’s Firefox and Google Chrome already uses HTML5, the only difference would be how many of the heap of features HTML5 are being used by the browser. The front runner of HTML5 supported browser is the Firefox, but as stated earlier, the HTML5 is still fresh and will surely implement new and helpful features in the future so you never know what browser will be the most updated next day. One problem with the HTML5 that is standing out is its video playability; it really has nothing to do with HTML5 itself but rather the browsers that it is used on. Unfortunately, each browser has a different video format preferred making the HTML5 video quality inconsistent with each browsers. Some may play a certain video file just fine but use another browser and the quality and frame rate drops down at a surprising rate.



Creating web pages using HTML5

Basically, since HTML5 offers an all-in-one package you don’t really need any special program for creating a web page and just use HTML5 directly. But the most popular and widely used is the Adobe Dreamweaver that acquired a patch to be able to edit HTML5 formats. Adobe will also be releasing the program Edge that is an HTML5 only animation editor, this program will help make easy to create flash animations for web designers.



Even though technology is always evolving at break neck speeds, the HTML5 sits comfortably at the top of its category and not worrying about becoming obsolete due to the simple but important fact that it’s very adaptable. We can expect to have the HTML5 accompany us through our web surfing, that is until HTML6 rolls along.