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10 Major Advantages of HTML5 Development You Must Know!

By Shivam Srivastava
June 24, 2016 2. min read
Last update on: May 29, 2020

HTML5, being the latest version of hyper-text markup language has brought revolution in web design and development industry. By introducing many new and enticing features, it has allowed users to make websites more user-friendly, engaging and interactive. And, that’s why webmasters are considering switching over to this new technology because it offers a myriad of advantages over the previous versions. Let’s take a look at the top 10 advantages of HTML5 development.

1. Doctype

Doctype in the new version is simple and plain and it saves you from the hectic copy and paste thing. Apart from being easy and simple, Doctype also works with all the legacy versions of major browsers that include IE6, too.

2. Enhanced Accessibility

This new platform has improved the accessibility of web pages and websites. It allows users to easily access content and understand numerous tags including <header>, <footer>, <nav>, <section>, <aside> without a hitch. And, this will not only improve the display but will also ease the process of coding. This new enhancement offers improved access to its users irrespective of the color, screen size, orientation and resolution of the device used.

3. Maintaining Cleaner Code

It helps in keeping the code clean. And, this has become one of the key enhancements in this new version of markup language as it enables users to write descriptive and semantic code cleanly and easily. It also helps you in separating style from the content without utilizing any extra effort.

4. Mobile Optimization

Today Mobile internet users are increasing surprisingly and have surpassed the desktop/laptop numbers. This number seems to continue to grow fast and hence websites need to be more mobile friendly. Being one of the most mobile ready tools, HTML5 allows you to build websites and app for numerous mobile devices. By using it, you can design responsive websites that can increase the audience reach and also cater to user’s needs irrespective of the devices they use.

5. Cross Browser Compatible

In a multi-browser space, websites are required to be cross browser compatible. And, this has become the core idea behind HTML5 Doctype. HTML5 supports all the major browsers in the world that include Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari and it even supports their legacy versions. It is for those users even who get stuck with IE6 simple installation of JavaScript. And, the best part is – it allows users seamless access to the site.

6. Audio/Video Support

In the previous versions, audio and video elements were using the Flash Player or other third party media players for making these elements accessible to only a few people who have these players installed. But HTML5 has introduced many new and enticing elements with <audio> and <video> being one of the most popular ones, thus, allowing you to add numerous multi-media elements to the website without any glitch.

7. Geo-location

HTML5 has a Geo-location API that allows user to easily detect the location of a user and cater the tailored content to its users. This enticing feature would, however, require a user’s consent to accurately identify his/her location but makes web browsing much more accessible, easy and specific for the users.

8. Fascinating Interface

Better interactions always results in enhanced marketing and more sales for the businesses. And, with HTML5, users would be able to make the website more engaging and interesting. The new and enticing drawing element allows user to achieve animation and other exciting features that keep the users engrossed. Even it allows you to create feature-packed and rich internet applications, which in turn, improve the penetration and conversion for your website.

9. Game Development

Since its inception, games are very popular among Internet users. With the advent of HTML5, games can now be developed by using the <canvas> tag. Now users can play much more engaging and interesting games. Unlike the old school flash games; these games are much more engrossing and easy to develop.

10. Improved Storage

HTML5 lets you enjoy enhanced storage feature, which is a perfect bond between the cookies style storage and client-side database. HTML5 offers better services in terms of security, thus allowing easy and secured storage.

Shivam Srivastava
Shivam Srivastava
Marcom Manager
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