What Makes HTML5 The Future Of The Web?

What Makes HTML5 The Future Of The Web?

A growing increase in the usage of mobile devices by both individuals and enterprises, have called for businesses to ensure possible support for mobile users, both in the B2B and B2C communication realm. Multiple mobile operating systems, hardware devices, and access processes originated intimidating challenges for mobile support.

Looking for a resolute seamless solution? HTML5 may just be what you’re looking for! The write once, run anywhere capability of HTML5 is the reason why it enjoys and maintains an influential position in the mobility space.

Initially, HTML5 was only employed for developing static catalogs and structuring lightweight micro sites. However, since its evolution, HTML5 has come a long way to attain the WORA maturity for handling diversified applications in more or less every mobility field. This may be related to Business Intelligence, Trading, Gaming, Social Engagement, and/or Entertainment & Lifestyle. Current investigations suggest that HTML5 is the only prevailing technology in the mobile development sphere with a tough 68% share, which is enjoying a smooth growth.

Let’s analyze in detail the countless benefits of HTML5, which are sure to make it a must-use technology for the future.

 

HTML5 Semantics:

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Fundamentally, this means a set of new tags enhancing your html code for making it more meaningful. As conventional developers have been developing with a whole bunch of tag div, now they are served with new tags like header, nav, footer because of which HTML becomes a lot more productive. Clearly, HTML5 provides fresh semantic elements for a better classification of different parts of a web page.

 

Offline and Storage Capabilities:

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Offline: Wouldn’t it be incredible to build a web application that can function smoothly without an Internet Connection? One of the most important aspects of HTML5 lies in its ability to create an HTML5 experience which is reachable and usable regardless of an Internet network. Not only that, it also enables you to save data to local databases in addition to caching data offline.

Storage: Worried about storing user’s data for immediate upload to the server? HTML5 grants you the freedom to bank useful data on client device while you can easily synchronize it back to the server whenever you require. This feature can make your app function when the user is not online while also enhancing performance.

 

Unimaginable Connectivity:

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HTML5 boosts and speeds up Real time chats, games and promises to deliver enhanced communication. It connects people and controls video conferencing directly in the browser, and you will not need a plug-in or any external application for it.

 

Multimedia in the form of videos:

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What’s more? HTML5 successfully integrates audio and video unswervingly into the browser without any Flash or Silverlight. Previously, there had not been any concrete way to incorporate videos into web pages. For this reason, different businesses had to get their own video players developed, which functioned well, but the external plug-ins meant an annoying downloading process as well. Gone are the days when HTML was looked down upon for failing to implement videos as HTML5 does the trick for you and runs videos smoothly for a wonderful and speedy browsing experience.

 

Special effects and 3D Graphics:

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In the past, developers were dependent on Flash/ CSS or JavaScript to fabricate animations and give visual effects to their websites. With some of HTML5’s new tags like canvas, developers are able to produce impressive visual effects very similar to those created in flash. No wonder experts deem that it may just be the right time to bid farewell to flash.  Moreover, there are several other innovative features, which deal with graphics on the web: 2D Canvas, WebGL and many others, adding more authority to HTML5.

 

Performance and Integration:

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HTML5 makes sure your applications are faster and robust allowing you to do multi-threading directly in the browser. A JavaScript, web worker, runs in the background without the help of other scripts and does not have any effect on the performance of the page. Despite the fact that web worker will be running in the background, you can still do a lot more of other functions such as clicking and selecting much faster.

 

Replacing Flash:

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Mobile devices have already taken over the world, the adoption of hand held devices continues to cultivate very rapidly. This implies that more and more users will be using their mobile browsers to view web sites or use applications in future. HTML5 is undeniably the most mobile ready instrument for developing today’s popular mobile sites and apps. With Adobe already declaring the death of mobile Flash, developers will be counting on HTML5 to do mobile web application development in future.

Mobile browsers have completely embraced HTML5 for developing mobile ready projects, which is as uncomplicated as designing and building for their smaller touch screen displays. HTML5 will surely furnish the web numerous fresh markup tags, including video and audio, the canvas aspect for animations and latest semantic elements like header, article and aside, granting a completely different meaning to elements in web pages.

 

Why HTML5 will be the future of web?

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With over 60 % of developers having transformed to HTML5 development for their major projects and 19 % native mobile developers wanting to make lesser use of native technology in the future, undoubtedly,  HTML5 will become the most preferred platform of choice for developers in future. As web technologies mature and get better with time, it is simply a case of time until HTML5 development overshadows native app development.

Although, there will always exist businesses who believe that they have to have a native mobile application for every important platform, nevertheless many are beginning to believe in the ‘work smart, not hard’ principle. In the future, a web application must be able to work for a major percentage of mobile platforms, if not all of them, and it should work on any HTML 5-compliant web browser, regardless of the fact that it is deployable on a mobile device or a conventional desktop. No doubt, HTML5 is believed to be the future of web development.

 
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Written by Amber Alvi

Amber Alvi is a professional writer associated with the Washington based mobile apps development company Social Cubix, specialized in iPhone, Android and HTML5 Apps. Follow her on Twitter

  3Comments

  1. Suraj Rai   •  

    Hi Amber Alvi,
    Great post, you shared good point about fancy design. I am really impressed with your post. You discuss good point about how to make fabulous web design that was difficult to find. Thanks to share this useful post with us.

  2. Digital Workshop   •  

    Couldn’t agree more – we’ve been saying the same thing @ http://www.digitalworkshop.com/solutions/HTML5-replace-flash.shtml

    One of the problems with replacing Flash has been the necessity to hand code so much HTML5 – effective but not as intuitive and trickier to be truly creative IMO. Which is why we developed Opus Creator.

  3. Digital Workshop   •  

    The issue with HTML5 replacing Flash is that Flash was provided via a flexible and intuitive editor which meant it wasn’t just restricted to developers and programmers. That’s only just starting to happen with HTML5. You are starting to get good HTML5 WYSiWYG website editors but it needs more creative tools like Opus Creator because otherwise having to hand code everything will hold things back.

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