HTML5: The Future of Web

HTML5: The Future of Web

The ever growing increase in the use of mobiles, tablets and other mobile devices by individuals and corporations, have raised the need for support to mobile users in both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to consumer (B2C) communication. The main challenge of providing this support is multiple operating systems, devices, and access procedures in mobile systems.

Here enters HTML5!

HTML5 offers the perfect solution for this problem. The WORA (Write Once, Run Anywhere) feature of HTML5 is the main reason why it enjoys and maintains such a strong position in the mobile world. HTML5, which was initially created to develop static catalog websites has come a long way, where it is capable to handle applications in fields ranging from business intelligence and gaming to social engagement and entertainment. Factually, has a share of about 68% in the mobile development industry.

Now, let’s discuss the features of HTML5 in more detail, which makes it the future of the web.

• New Tags in HTML5
The new tags in HTML5 are introduced to enhance the HTML code and make it more meaningful. For instance, initially the developers were using div tag, but now they are offered with a whole set of new tags like header, footer and nav. This has turned HTML into a lot more productive language.

• Supports web applications offline
With HTML5, it is possible to create web applications which can be used without internet access. Moreover, they function equally smoothly as with an Internet Connection. In fact, it also allows one to save data to local databases.

• Storage Capabilities
HTML5 enables you to store important data on client device which can be easily synchronized back to the server whenever required. This ensures continued functioning of your app even when the user is not online.

• Excellent Connectivity
HTML5 greatly speeds up the real time chats and gaming applications ensuring better communication. With HTML5, video conferencing can run directly in the browser without any need of plug-ins.

• Support for integration of video and audio
With HTML5, it is possible to integrate audio and video into the browser without the need of Flash or Silverlight. Previously, it was not possible to embed videos into the web pages directly. Due to this, businesses developed their own video players, which, though functioned smoothly, but downloading external plug-ins for the same was quite irritating. But now, thanks to HTML5, the process is simplified.

• Ability to embed special effects and 3D graphics
With HTML5’s new tags like canvas, developers can now produce amazing visual effects, which were only possible with Flash or CSS initially. May be it’s time to say “Bye Forever” to Flash now. Also, there are other features like 2D Canvas and WebGL that HTML5 a better choice.

• Develop high performance applications
HTML5 enables developers to make fast and robust applications. The JavaScript running in the background does not affect the webpage performance and you can do a lot more functions such as clicking and selecting, in parallel.

With a majority of developers shifting to HTML5 for their projects and native mobile developers wishing to lessen the use of native technology, HTML5 is sure to become the most preferred platform of choice for development in the coming future.

Also, from the above discussion, it can be easily inferred that HTML5 has a great scope and soon, a web application will be able to work on almost all mobile platforms, and it will work on any HTML 5-compliant web browser, regardless of whether it is deployable on a mobile device or a desktop.