What is HTML5?
HTML5 is being developed by W3C as the next major version of HTML. HTML5 introduces a number of new elements that can benefit end users and developers. Here are some of these elements:
• Canvas Element: There are endless possibilities with the
Canvas Element in HTML5; since there is no need to download
any plug-ins to display content such as graphics and graphics
• Video Element: Video embedding without 3rd party plug-ins
such as Flash and QuickTime.
• Offline Web Applications: The Offline Web Applications enable
users to interact with the web applications offline.
• Geolocation: HTML5's Geolocation is a method of correctly
pinpointing a user's location. The new idea is to get the location
information from Wi-fi and GPS.
HTML5 is an attempt to standardize how browsers decode the information on a web page bringing a better interactivity for final users and less headaches for developers and programmers.
As much as some HTML5 components are capable of performing functions similar to Flash, we must take into consideration that these elements are still limited to few browsers. However, the compatibility is still a work in progress and some browsers are more compatible than others.
Programmers and developers agree that a good part of web content, such as animated banners and videos, do not need to be in Flash. Additionally, the majority of them blame Adobe's carelessness regarding developing compatibility improvements and new versions for this technology. In my opinion, HTML5 will become the standard for interactive content and Flash will remain the king for animated content.
by Marcos Pereira | Web Developer
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