When we look at a website it is actually a bunch of pages stacked together and connected to each other through links. You navigate from one page to another through the tabs on the top or page links given at the bottom. While a web page might look like a simple page with links there is a lot more going on it than you can observe. Hovering on a tab changes its color, clicking on a link changes it color, different sections of the web page have different colors, some parts of the pages are actually web applications etc.
Everything you see on the web page is splattered on a basic page layout. This basic layout of the web page is created through a language called HTML. HTML stands for hypertext markup language. Every change in font size, style, color, section etc. on the web page is created through HTML. However, the problem with basic HTML that we had been using for more than a decade was compatibility. HTML always had the issue of compatibility in that it was never complete. A page made with basic HTML looked very bland and static and to give it style we had to go for several available plugins.
The use of these plugins required more coding and scripting. This made a web page heavy since there were different plugins for different types of tasks, a webpage created for one particular browser had issues with other browsers. The issue of compatibility arose because different browsers rendered webpages in different manners. All in all, there was no particular standard to follow when creating webpages with HTML. Then arrived the revolutionary HTML5. HTML5 completely removed the need of separately installing and incorporating plugins in order to enhance the functionality of this basic language.
Everything was merged into one place and HTML5 allowed developers to develop web pages with every possible layout and style without going for plugins. Audio, video and text could be edited in HTML5 using simple scripting tags. Now you could create webpages with HTML5 without separately requiring to add the JAVA or Flash plugin. In fact, you could create complex and layered applications with HTML5. Finally, we arrived at a point where we could say that web development could be done with some standards. With such huge improvement in HTML we are now able to get many benefits from this markup language that we were not able to get in the past.
First, you can now learn HTML5 and feel like a complete developer. The webpages you create with HTML5 will look just as professional as they looked in the past after the addition of JAVA and Flash plugins. You are no more stuck with device and browser choice. What you create in HTML5 is the standard and your created webpage will run on every browser and device the same. There are several HTML 5 tools available for developersâ help. The webpage you create is not only for computers but for smartphones and tablets as well. Inserting audio and video, which was nearly rocket science in the past, is now a gust of cool breeze with HTML5.
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