HTML 5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, the code that rules how the webpage should be presented. HTML 5 allows you to do everything from animation to apps, music to movies, or create a more complex application without requiring additional software. It is the most latest coding standard to enter the market.
Because of its advanced features and compatibility, many companies are switching to the HTML 5 platform. Some of the giant companies include Facebook, Google, and Apple. HTML 5 makes media, especially video to run smoothly on various browsers without messing up with plugins. It also adds tags to some components including headers, footers, sections, captions, and figures so the browser can easily display multi-page documents. HTML 5 is fully interactive and runs effectively on any browsers and platform which includes smart phones, e-readers, laptops, tablets or desktop computers.
HTML 5 is not only excellent in content display. It also offers superb animation and other essential technology to achieve quality gaming. It also allows local storage for data such as settings, caches, and databases without interruptions.
You can easily create a virtual 3D environment with the use of a built-in 3D version which uses a language called WebGL that can be simply implemented in the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).
Because of HTML 5, drag and drop feature has never been that easy. You can easily drag files from your desktop to the browser or vice versa. There are various featured capabilities offered in mobile platforms as well. A geo-location data is standardized and comes with a new input type for speech rather than a traditional textbox.
According to Facebook CTO, Bret Taylor “Over the long term, people in Silicon Valley really view HTML 5 as the future platform we will all be building to, and that is where we are putting a huge amount of our investment in the next year”.