Advantages of Using HTML5

Posted: April 5, 2014 in Blogger, Digital Marketing, SEO, Web Design, Web Development
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Cleaner code

Before the arrival of HTML5 programmers used to write a million or so different <div> tags to mark-up a webpage and each of these tags had their own descriptive id name or class. The problem was solved when HTML5 introduced new elements to represent these different sections like article, header, section, footer, and asides. This meant that web designers using HTML5 can now write cleaner and more meaningful code.

Improved accessibility

The new elements introduced in HTML5 allow different technologies to take advantage of the different features present HTML5 sites. It is easy for these technologies to understand the structure of the webpage by parsing the different HTML5 elements used on the page.

With HTML5 you can easily identify parts of the page like nav, header, and footer. HTML5 elements can help you increase your page’s semantic value and that in turn will help boost your SEO.

Drawing, Video and Sound

The new canvas element introduced by HTML5 enables developers to draw diagrams as well as do dynamic animations and graphics on a web page using pure JavaScript.

HTML5’s video element allows developers to embed video files on a web page. This element eliminates the need for either 3rd party software attachments or plug-ins. The element includes timed playback along with other great new features.

Geolocation

The new geolocation APIs introduced by HTML5 makes the user’s location available directly to any browser-based application that is HTML5-compatible.

Client-side database

HTML 5 enables the storage of data on the client side through a new SQL-based database API. The database storage is fully defined and well structured. This allows developers to save structured data on the client-side by making use of a real SQL database. It, however, is a temporary database. The data stored can be accessed to provide support for the web application and even when the client disconnects for a brief of time the data can be accessed. The purpose of the database is to store e-mails and shopping cart items for an online shopping site.

Offline Application Cache

HTML5 allows the developer to specify the files which should be cached by the browser while online. This feature enables the page to be reloaded fully from cache even when offline.

Thread-like Operation

Web workers is a tool that is used to speed up the processing of the browser application. It spawns background threads to do so. The API lets developers create background workers which run scripts simultaneously alongside the main page script. This enables faster thread-like processing with synchronization being done via message-passing mechanisms.

Smarter forms

HTML5 offers enhanced forms. Improvements to search boxes, text inputs, and other fields are available. Better controls for focusing, validating data, interaction with other page elements along with various other improvements are provided.

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With HTML5 developers can easily build search front-ends, discussion boards, real-time chat, drag-and-drop tools, wikis, as well as many other modern web elements. These elements can be easily integrated into any site and they will work more efficiently.

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