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8 Reasons You Should Start Using HTML5

Do you use HTML5 on any of your websites? Many webmasters may hesitate to apply the new HTML5 to their websites because of the browser compatibility issue or they just want to stick to the more strict XHTML code. There are also others simply do not want to learn the coding. However whether one likes it or not HTML5 represents the future of the web. Why? In this article we list some of the reasons why webmasters should start using HTML5 in the web development now.

1. HTML5 Is the Future

There are many reasons to adopt HTML5 as we may cover some of them bellow. However the most important one why you should start using HTML5 today is this: it’s the future of the web, start using it now so you don’t get left behind. HTML5 is essentially just HTML, but with more and more elements get adopted more and more companies will start to develop HTML5 software.

2. Across-Browser Support

There are few old browsers can not fully support HTML5, such as IE8 and the earlier version. All modern popular browsers support HTML5 (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and IE9). For those old browsers that can’t handle HTML5 tags and function, designers can add some JavaScript code to get more browsers support, so old IE browser can use the new elements in HTML5.

3. HTML5 Enhanced Mobility

The amount of mobile users is increasing very fast, with the more and more popular mobile technology and devices. Mobile is a fashion and a trend. Want to build websites for mobile users? HTML5 is more mobile friendly. This means you will get much more traffic and users, the mobile users.

4. Better Accessibility

There are two reasons to make HTML5 websites setup simpler: the semantics and its ARIA. Users can now access to the content easier through the new HTML5 tags such as new HTML 5 < header >, < footer >, < nav >, < section >, < aside >, etc. Other than the obscure definition of DIV class or ID, you can have a better understanding of HTML document as well as creating a better user experience by adopting the new HTML5 semantics definition label.

ARIA is a W3C spec that is mainly used to assign specific “roles” to elements in an HTML document. It is quite essential to create page terrains like header, footer, navigation or article via role property. It had been overlooked, not validated and not widely used. However HTML5 will validate these attributes.

5. HTML5 Video and Audio Support

It is time to forget flash and other third-party applications, and get ready to get approach to resources through new <video> and <audio> tags in HTML5. It has been a pain for many webmasters to place their video content through the old <embed> and <object> tags and a lot of parameters. Now HTML5 video and audio tags regarded them as images: <video src=””/>. You can also define other video display parameters such as width or height or automatic playback easily, for example, < video SRC = “width =” 640 “url px height =” 380 “px” autoplay />.

To make HTML5 videos, you can get this html 5 video player, keep in mind the HTML5 video work for android and iOS devices as well.

6. New HTML5 Doctype HTML

Html is the doctype for HTML5, just that easy. The great news is that, in addition to simplicity, it can work in almost every new browser.

7. Cleaner Codes

If you prefer short-answer, elegant, easy-to-read code words, and HTML5 is absolutely a tailor for you. HTML5 allows you to write simple and clear codes with rich descriptions. Codes complied with the semantics allow you to separate style and content. By using HTML5, you can solve with the div and its class definition problems via The HTML header label description content of semantics. In the past you need to use a lot of div to define every page content areas, and not by employing new HTML5 < section >, < article >, < header >, < footer >, < aside > and HTML5 < nav > tags, you need to make your code clearer and easier to read.

8. Smarter HTML5 Storage

The new HTML5 local storage feature is really cool. It is a bit like the combination of the old technology cookie and the client database. It works better than cookie because it supports multiple Windows storage. With better security and performance, it can also store even if the browser is turned off.

Because it is a client database, you don’t have to worry about that the users will delete any cookie, and it supports all main browsers.

The local storage is good under many cases for it is realizable without a third-party tool. Saving data to user’s browser means that you can simply create some application features such as: save the user information, caching data, loading application condition.

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