So why using HTML5? Although it is still a work in progress that will be finalized during the coming years, HTML5 is already quite mature in terms of the set of tags and application programming interfaces (APIs).
Practice shows that users in many cases are reluctant to install extra players or plug-ins. HTML5 is exactly directed at unification and simplification. “HTML5 is expected to alter the way websites used to work previously. Developers can create with it incredibly catching interactive pages,” said the speaker Gennady Sergeenko, Elinext Project Manager and certified HTML5 professional.
A distinctive advantage of using HTML5 is its support of all audio and video media elements. Thus, you do not need a Flash player or any other third party plug-in to effectively stream and access audio and video content. The respective and tags are easy to use and work smoothly on various platforms. HTML5 playback can even replace Flash or Silverlight in some years.
HTML5 implies improved structure of websites. This can result in better scanning by search engines and higher page ranks, since the new semantic code is more SEO-friendly. The set of APIs helps reduce the size and complexity of the code and avoid exterior libraries. The application interfaces include the canvas element for immediate 2D and 3D drawings; drag-and-drop;
HTML5 makes it easier, faster and more economical to create websites, which are fully functional on mobile screens. “HTML5 has excellent support for mobile devices, which is one of our core competences. Elinext has already completed many projects with native iPhone apps, Android apps, Windows Phone apps and BlackBerry apps,” said Elinext CTO Vladimir Antonovich. Overall, the applicable areas of HTML5 include websites and their mobile versions, geolocation applications, TV apps, mobile apps, social networking, CMS, games.
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