Are You Ready for HTML 5?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Google, Yahoo and Bing recently announced a joint initiative that will support a now common vocabulary for structured data on web pages—HTML 5 will soon be the web industry, WC3 standard. Are you ready for HTML 5?

HTML 5 History

HTML 5 was first introduced as a recommendation to the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) in 2007 and the first draft was introduced in 2008. At that time, many web browsers decided to support some of the features that were being proposed but not all features will be formally supported until 2014 when HTML 5 is set to become the formal WC3 standard. At the time, in 2008 when the first draft of HTML 5 was introduced it was predicted by the WC3 that the full recommendations would be introduced sometime toward the end of 2010.

So, here we are in 2011 and it has just been announced that HTML 5 will become the standard within the next 3 years. Greater exposure has already been gained and many sites are already beginning to rollout some of the updated features of HTML 5. It’s supported in Adobe Dreamweaver, YouTube supports it, and Microsoft even has an HTML 5 Labs section for users and developers alike to become acquainted with the latest and greatest features that will soon be more widely supported throughout the web.

What’s New in HTML 5?

Many new features are added in HTML 5 but probably the most profound are the new elements that have been added. Particularly, the element which gives you a drawing space in JavaScript and lets you add images or graphs to tool tips on web pages. Another new element that is included in HTML 5 is the element which allows you to add video to web pages using a quick and easy tag. There’s even a similar element to add sound using the tag.

HTML 5 was created with application developers in mind and therefore has introduced many new features that will help make creating dynamic pages easier. There’s the datagrid feature that will create a table that is built from a database or another dynamic source, there’s a menu feature which is actually an old tag that has been brought back to life with HTML 5 allowing the creation of a menu system on web pages.

Are you ready for HTML 5?

A lot of transition and changes will need to be made to websites over the next 3 years to both include the new features of HTML 5 as well as to exclude some of the HTML 4 elements which have been deprecated along the way. Advantage Media can help you redesign your website or help to integrate HTML 5 seamlessly into your current site design. If you’re not ready for HTML 5, consider Advantage Media web development services to get you headed in the right direction.

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