Developers and web designers are talking alot these days about HTML5.
HTML5 is the newest version of the standard language used to program websites and bring content to the web. Versions of HTML have been around for years and have been largely been a subject reserved for those in web development. It all sounds very technical and is probably not something that the average web user might think he needs to know about. But the newest version of programming language when finalized will offer benefits to everyone and is something even those who are not programming websites might want to know about.
HTML5 will make it easier for developers to incorporate many important features such as video, audio and graphics to your site. For a long time, video, animations and graphics have relied on third party applications like Adobe Flash or QuickTime to be embedded into web pages to view them. HTML5 now allows all of these visual elements to be incorporated into a website natively and removes these applications from the equation.
With HTML5 you as a web visitor will be able to view it in places where you might not have been able to in the past. With the use of HTML5 when customers visit a website there is less of a chance that anyone will come across a black hole in the middle of the page or get a prompt to download a plug in.
The iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad have been especially good at leaving black holes on the screen, because Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs, would not allow Flash to run on any of his iOS devices from the start.
HTML5 looks to benefit everyone. Developers won’t need additional plug-ins and as long as you’re using an up-to-date browser once it officially launches, websites that use HTML5 will allow you a more seamless user experience, no matter what device you use to access the Web.