HTML 5 is a markup language which is used for creating structure and presentation of content within a web page. HTML 5 is the fifth version of the HTML markup language. HTML 5 provides a set of rich features which aim to help the design and development of websites for the latest multimedia devices such as smart phones and tablets. HTML 5 can also be used to design and develop websites for traditional desktop computers and laptops. In essence HTML 5 is a single markup language which can be used to develop websites for multiple platforms. The majority of smart phones and tablets now supports HTML 5 out-of-the-box.
At present a large number of websites use Adobe Flash plug-in in order to display animated content and videos. Although Flash provides an effective video streaming solution it also is a proprietary plug-in. HTML 5 now supports video and audio streaming. The advantage of streaming video using HTML 5 is that your user is not required to install any third party plug-ins. HTML 5 has introduced some new syntax features such as the <canvas>, <video>, <audio> elements and also support for SVG (scalable vector graphics). You can view the following link which can help you to understand some of the new elements and attributes of HTML 5:
HTML 5 as simplified the doc type declaration. Below is a simple example of HTML 5 document with the minimum required elements:
<title>This is the location of your title</title>
This is the location of your web page content
As you can see from the above example only a small amount of syntax code is required to create a basic HTML 5 document.
HTML 5 is now fully standardised model so the majority of browsers now support HTML 5 and continue to update new HTML 5 features in their latest versions.
Listed below are some useful resources if you wish to find out more about HTML 5:
Article created by: DCP London Web Designers
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