It was the year 2009 when Flash came under intense criticism from venerated CEO Steve Jobs Steve Jobs for its extra power consumption and few external vulnerabilities that led to its frequent crashes. In his own words “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)”.
Staying true to words and prophecy of its CEO, Apple refused to support Flash on its iOS devices.
It seemed like many other things, Jobs was on mark and as Flash steadily marched towards oblivion, HTML5 presented itself as a viable and worthy alternative. Added levels of flexibility, security, not to mention compatibility with browsers and operating systems of latest mobile devices all without a plugin heavily tilted balance in favour of this new technology. Moreover HTML5 ability to play audio, video, 2D/3D graphics and animation among other things removed any doubt that web owners may have had in adopting this new technology wholeheartedly.
HTML 5 is the latest version of the hyper-text markup language used to build powerful websites. While it offers many of the important features of its previous versions, which has made it so popular, the latest version contain some spectacular new features which can open a whole new world of possibilities for you. In the following paragraphs we shall discuss about some of the most important features of the latest version of the Hyper-text Mark-up Language and how hiring the services of a premium HTML5 website design company can augment the reach and reputation of your website.
Built-In Video/Audio Playback
n previous HTML versions, webmasters and developers had no other option but to use third-party program like Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime or Silverlight for playing audios and videos. This was not a very efficient way of embedding videos as this web-based media playback often led to errors and frequent crashes making it extremely tough for developers top embed videos. You are unlikely to encounter such problems with HTML5 as it makes provision for two codes for video playback. This allows browsers to choose the one that’s compatible. If a visitor’s web browser doesn’t support one format, it will move on to the next file.
You will agree that a website built with bad codes is immensely difficult to handle as even basic changes can muddle your mind. HTML5 is designed to offer cleaner code that’s not only easier for developers, but also optimized for improved search engine readability. This is hugely advantageous as search engine robots are able to ‘understand’ the content of a website more easily, which eventually guarantees higher rankings for your website.
Experienced firms with the requisite experience and knowledge of HTML 5 offer highly innovative and functional responsive web design services. Qualified firms pay attention to demands and requirements of their clients. This helps them better understand what the clients actually want and then create aesthetically pleasing responsive websites compatible with a wide variety of devices and mobile platforms.