Why is HTML5 important?

Why is HTML5 important?

HTML5 promises users a better web experience than its predecessor across all devices whether they are Smartphones like the iPhone or Android, traditional Computers and the newer Tablets and Netbooks. The 5 key reasons why HTML5 is important 1. Growing smartphone use for accessing the…

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HTML5 and Geolocation revisited

As we saw in our earlier post on HTML5 and Geolocation, the concept has a lot of potential for pushing or retrieving relevant information depending on your location and time. This looks great for getting restaurant recommendations in your car at lunch time on Facebook…

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How HTML5 Web Workers improve web browsing

A common problem faced by web users is the browser freezing up when using heavy web applications. Often one has to wait for a long time till the operation completes before going any further.

With the introduction of the HTML5 Web Workers API, users can now say goodbye to this issue.

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The HTML5 video element and the future of Online Video

HTML5 is a set of web specifications being developed as part of an ongoing project by the “Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group” (WHATWG). These specs include new HTML5 features like geolocation, canvas, video and application cache. The HTML5 video element is particularly interesting.

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HTML5 and the Geolocation feature

Geolocation helps a user identify their current geographic location. Till a few years ago, geolocation was restricted to very few devices such as GPS and a few others. This information was not open, could not be shared easily and nothing useful could be built around it.

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How HTML5 transforms offline web application use and browsing

There has been a long standing demand for making offline web application use easier. With the advent of HTML5 that wait is finally over. Application cache and offline storage is an important feature of the HTML5 specs released till date. The feature enables web pages,…

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