8 Reasons Why You Should Get Ready For HTML5

by HSG on Jul 25, 2012 in Articles from Software Fans

Evolving technologies become fun due to the immense advantages and features they bring with them. Fighting change though is human and while we may initially resist such changes, it is always better to accept them to our advantage.

Switching to HTML 5 is one such change we need to be ready for and there are at least 8 reasons why we should be doing so which are explained later in the article.

Earlier HTML was mainly used only for Web content development. But with the arrival of HTML 5, there would be a radical shift in that it would be used more and more for the development of many of the client side applications as well. The advantages straight away are that CSS as well as JavaScript become free due to the open architecture environment. HTML 5 is also pretty light and has a much easier code to read, making it convenient for devices like smart phones and tablets running on batteries to use the applications.

The 8 reasons mentioned above are as under:

1)      The usage of audio and video becomes much easier requiring lesser power as compared to Flash. The tags perform much better and playback is far smoother.

2)     The semantics of HTML5 are much better and easier to implement making the user experience a pleasant one. Coding of pages and content organization is achieved with better control and accessibility becomes simpler.

3)      It brings to fore assistive technologies making it easier for the physically and visually challenged to operate the mouse.

4)     Web Sockets are inclusive in HTML 5, thereby making the client server interaction smoother and without interruptions.

5)      Web Storage capacity is much higher; third party plug-in applications are no longer needed to make both session and local web storage possible.

6)        The geolocation feature or capability API makes it easier for the internet to locate the user and enhances user experience when using web applications through devices like mobile phones, Bluetooth.

7)      The semantic as well as descriptive codes are cleaner.

8)      Interactive and animation sessions are much smoother and that is good news for game developers.

 

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