A Brief Introduction to HTML5

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HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML. What this means is, in its current stage, it’s a Working Draft, and even though many browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are already supporting it, final HTML5 specifications have not yet been released. The web has come a long way since HTML 4.01 came out in 1998.

History
HTML5 is a collaborative effort between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). WHATWG was working with web forms and applications, and W3C was working with XHTML 2.0. In 2006, they decided to collaborate and create a new version of HTML.

New Features
HTML5 adds many new nice features. These include the new <video>, <audio> and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) content that replaces the use of generic <object> tags. These features are designed to make it easy to include and handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs.

HTML5 promises to make a serious impact on the future of Web design and development.

For those of you who want to jump in and learn more about HTML5 and how it different from HTML4 here is an official resource for this http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/

These are just a few websites that utilize the power of HTML5- let’s hope your browser supports it!

1. http://www.nike.com/jumpman23/aj2012/

2. http://agent8ball.com/

3. http://www.ro.me/

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s really exciting to see Websites transforming and becoming more alive and dynamic.

What are some of your favorite sites that use HTML5?