This article on the BBC website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17931814 looks at how much better and innovative HTML5 is for web design, development and coding.
It’s hard to envisage what initial websites and pages on the internet looked like in HTML (original) code or various other languages pertinent at the time. Given that we are now on HTML5 there’s an awful lot that’s gone on in between.
Back in the day when a screen used to filter pixel by pixel at a painful pace, we’re worlds away now with constantly increasing speeds, bandwidths and improving page interfacing.
An awful lot of the improvement can be attributed to Macromedia’s Flash (now part of the Adobe Creative Suite). When it arrived mid nineties animations, video sequences and graphics became that much more sophisticated.
Essentially, the biggest contribution HTML5 has to offer is that you’ll no longer need to download pop-ups or add-ons like Adobe Flash, QuickTime or Real Players to watch videos or view graphics. HTML5 is now able to host these applications natively to make viewing web pages so much smoother. You shouldn’t have black boxes or blank simulations on screens requiring plug-ins and lengthy installations.
Google is one of the biggest supporters of HTML5. It improves the quality of its web pages, applications and subsequently means it can increase and improve the advertising it sells. The fancy daily ‘Google’ gimmicks all run on unofficial HTML5 so they’ll be able to fully take advantage of the code.
For more information read on and see where this leaves Flash and Adobe as web related entities.