Say Hello to HTML5

Say Hello to HTML5; This is the era of Internet, were most of the people spending a lot of their time inside their browsers. Websites became more and more rich and engaging.

But most of the people didn’t aware, what kind of technology behind their browsing experiences. Actually, there are a lot of technology that make our life on the browsers better. There are scripting language like PHP or Javascript, server technology like CGI, web services, or Java-based technology like JSP or servlet.

Whatever the technology being used to create a web page, they must create a single universal page that can be read by browsers. This universal page must be formatted in HTML.

Say Hello to HTML5

HTML or (Hyper Text Markup Language) is a markup language that primarily used in world wide web. The development of HTML initiated in 1991 and now became standard in displaying information on the web.

The latest standard version of HTML is 4.01. Right now, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is making a new standard that we called HTML 5.


HTML 5 initiated for the first time in 2008 by W3C and WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group). Before HTML5 initiated, there are a lot of developer that didn’t follow the last standard of HTML (which is HTML 4.01).

HTML5 is trying to re-standard the web and adding extra functionalities to make a richer engaging experience in the world wide web.

It has new elements such as <video> and <audio> replacing the <object> tag. With these two new tags, we can directly embed video and audio files. This means we don’t have to use Flash anymore in order to display video or audio files.

Another new elements give semantic meaning such as <nav> and <footer> in order to replace <div>and <span>. Brand new element called <canvas> also introduced. <canvas> tag can be used to draw 2D directly on the browser. HTML5 also supported by Javascript and the new CSS3 that has animation functionality.

Despite being new standard, HTML 5 already supported by modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and the latest version of Internet Explorer. These browsers are racing to provide the best support for the new upcoming HTML 5 standard. One of the biggest video sharing site Youtube also provide a preview of HTML5 video.

With a lot of support like this, HTML5 will become the future of the web. Well, we could wait until the final draft of HTML5 is out. While we are waiting, why don’t you check some demos of HTML5.

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