HTML – What Is This, Exactly?
HTML is an acronym for Hypertext Markup Language. A markup language, such as HTML, is used to annotate the content of web pages – to give different emphasis to portions or parts (HTML elements and text) of the page to show them as being of varying importance and also to promote readability and promote visual looks. HTML language features tags that are used to specify HTML elements in the normal text that makes up a web page. Web browsers are software that interprets HTML and composes the information in the tags and text into visible or audible pages that are then presented to the user.
The HTML standard was developed in the 1990s after which there have been revisions starting from version 1 all the way to version 5. HTML5 is the latest.
HTML5 and Older HTML
As of May 2012, the HTML5 is still under development with updates being released in phases for those web developers who have already used it for their websites.
HTML 5 adds new syntax that is much easier to use compared to HTML4 and previous versions. The new syntax is especially effective in incorporating graphics and multimedia in web pages. While in older HTML the programmer would have to rely heavily on third-party plug-ins for seamless integration of multimedia e.g. sound and video, HTML5 handles this with ease.
HTML5 Audio makes it easier to embed sound files on a web page and provides playback capabilities. Latest updates to HTML5 also include speech-to-text capabilities.
The only thing that hampers HTML5 video from becoming the new conventionally accepted way of embedding video in web pages is the fact that the organizations forming the consortium for developing HTML have not yet decided on the video formats to support. Once this is finalized, the tag will become obsolete as a way of integrating video in websites.
The Scalable Vector Graphics in HTML5 also replaces the usage of the old
tag for graphics. SVG allows the programmer to use two-dimensional animated and static graphics in web pages. The use of the visual power of graphics goes a long way in enhancing the design of a website.
So Is HTML5 in Use Today?
Many web developers have already incorporated the use of HTML5 in their websites today. When updates are made to the markup language, all one has to do is implement them in the site’s code.
Why You Ought To Let Ajooba Code Your Website in HTML5
There is a reason why Ajooba was nominated for the 2012 Canadian Web Awards and that is simply because we are the best web designing agency and the best providers of HTML5 in Brampton, Toronto, and Mississauga.
Here are some of the things that you stand to gain if you let Ajooba take over your website coding in HTML5:
- Create a much more accessible site:
HTML5 brings to life some of the role attributes that were invalid and underused in older versions of HTML. Tags like, and are now given more emphasis, and this allows the device used to access the website to be able to interpret the website better. That is why, with HTML5, users who use devices like mobile phones, smartphones, iPods, Kindles, iPods, and tablets can getter a better experience from using your website. The ease with which mobile devices can access HTML5 is especially revered because of the rate at which mobile devices are taking over the Internet. At the moment, the number of PC internet users is the same if not less than that of mobile internet users. Custom Audio and Video with HTML5 you do not have to rely on flash players and similar media players to have video and audio files on your website. It enables you to upload and play conventional video and audio file formats on your website using very simple code. The countless parameters one had to use with HTML4 and XHTML are no longer necessary.
If there is one thing you can be sure of, it is that software development is always leagues behind the hardware. That being said, the more advanced the software you use, the better you can take advantage of hardware capabilities. Do not be left out of the shift to HTML5. Join Ajooba, the best for HTML5 in Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton!