January 3

HTML5 = Your Next Best Friend

The Internet is always transforming – new capabilities, trends, and technology – and in 2008, HTML5 made its debut on the World Wide Web.  Now, as we enter 2011, HTML5 is changing HTML code for designers everywhere and revolutionizing technology’s mobility.  Not convinced of accepting HTML5?  Check this out:

Year In Review: Mobility

Expanding mobility and HTML5 are changing the way we interact with the Internet.  Here’s how HTML5 can help you:

  • Videos can easily be embedded on websites.  Instead of needing to download a new plug-in or application to embed videos, you can write the video directly into the code.
  • A new coding feature is the “canvas,” which allows web designers to create 2-D drawings on entire pages, not just in a tiny box.
  • There are new local storage capabilities.
  • Drag and drop capabilities are further enhancements, making copying text a lot easier.
  • There’s also an improvement on cross document messaging, which is safer than inline scripts and more widely available than IFRAME elements.

Right now, there are only a few browsers that support HTML5 coding, which is the only real issue with the new code at this point.  However, since HTML5 is how must people are designing applications these days for phones, computers, and other Internet devices, it is pretty safe to say more browsers will be picking up the code.