How HTML5 simplified website development


Since the inception of markup languages, internet has evolved many folds comparing to the present scenario. HTML5 being the latest development that is creating a buzz in world of markup languages. It has not only improved the language from HTML4 with support for latest multimedia but also has become one of the easily understandable languages to work on.

It is specially designed to deliver rich internet applications without the need of any extra plugins. It has new semantic, graphics and multimedia elements that makes it feasible on a cross-platform. HTML5 also has new form elements & new API’s to make it easier to build web applications.

Not just markup, HTML5 specifies special scripting application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be used with JavaScript to improve the user interface and give the developers an easier way to improve website development.

Few newly introduced API’s that are making HTML5 a new tool for website development are :

  • Canvas element for immediate mode 2D drawing
  • Cross-document messaging
  • Browser history management
  • MIME type and protocol handler registration
  • Microdata
  • Timed media playback
  • Offline Web Applications
  • Document editing
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Web Storage , an upliftment in storage system having similarities to cookie module.

According to a report released by Binvisions, 34 of the world’s top 100 websites were using HTML5 to give their web UI – a better interface of customer interaction .

As HTML5 syntax has no commonness to standard generalized markup language but it is compatible with common parsing of older version of HTML.