HTML5


Also known as HyperText Markup Language, HTML is the base language that is used for presenting content on the World Wide Web. Its main purpose is to support the latest multimedia components, while keeping the underlying code easy to read, for both computers and humans. The 5th version (HTML5) was declared a complete standard by the World Wide Web Consortium in October 2014.

HTML5 was designed to replace not only HTML4, but also XHTML1 and DOM Level 2 HTML. The language can be used for complex web applications, due to its APIs integrations and detailed processing models. HTML5 is one of the main reasons (alongside Steve Jobs :)) for why Adobe Flash player is dead - because HTML5's supports multimedia and graphical content, the user is no longer required to have the Flash player installed in order to view videos on the web.

Advantages 

  • HTML5 is easy to learn, even by inexperienced developers
  • The language allows developers to adapt the website to multiple screen sizes, resolutions, guidelines and aspect ratios
  • HTML5 supports advanced features such as: GPS, camera and accelerometer. These features help the user to develop applications for a wide variety of devices, such as smartphones, wearables etc.

Disadvantages 

  • Sometimes, it requires too much time to develop applications due to the fact that different browsers interpret the code in different ways
  • Due to the fact that it's a "new language" (developed in a relatively short period), it may produce discrepancies between different platforms when implementing HTML tags, JavaScript APIs and CSS attributes

New components

  • canvas
  • audio
  • video
  • article
  • dialog
  • progress
  • ...

Removed components

  • center
  • dir
  • font
  • frame
  • strike
  • ...

Development tools

  • HTML KickStartHTML5 technology logo
  • CreateJS
  • Any text editor :)

Versions 

  • HTML
  • HTML+
  • HTML 2.0
  • HTML 3.2
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5

 




Recent posts on our blog
AngularJS – how to write a simple application for listing products
Sep 01, 2016, by AdrianC
In the first article you got to know something about Angular, and now it's time to get underway and see it in action.... read more
Programmers are bound to make an impact on the Romanian administration
Aug 31, 2016, by VladC
The Romanian Government tries to develop a new platform called GovITHub, which is designed to simplify all aspects regarding the Romanian public administration.... read more
Romanian students innovate at Microsoft's Imagine Cup
Jul 14, 2016, by BogdanD
Romanian students, Flavia Oprea, Iulian Mateșică and Cristian Alexandrescu from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest won the Innovation challenge in Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition.... read more
Products  |  Press  |  Site Map  |  Technologies  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy
© 2017 SBP Romania. All rights reserved.