June 7

HTML5

The Internet is always transforming – new capabilities, trends, and technology – and in 2008, HTML5 made its debut on the World Wide Web.  Now in 2011, HTML5 is changing HTML code for designers everywhere.

HTML5 is changing the way we interact with the Internet.  Rocket55 explains how:

  • 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 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.
  • New local storage capabilities
  • Drag and drop capabilities, which makes copying text a lot easier.
  • An improvement on cross document messaging, 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 most people are designing applications these days for phones, computers, and other Internet devices, it is pretty safe to say more browsers will be picking the code up.