As we can clearly see from browsing the web, the websites today are not like what they were during the 90′s. They are no longer static text and information but rather they are becoming more interactive and media based and that’s where HTML5 is taking web development into a whole new level. HTML is basically the code or the language that is configured or used to create websites and since then, it has experienced a lot of revisions since it was introduced in 1990. Since the ancient HTML code was invented more than two decades ago, improvements in the codes were made to make the development of websites easier and more stable. The last revision which is HTML4, was made in 1997 and since it has been more than a decade ago, it’s high time for another major update. Currently, this is the fifth revision of the markup language standard and chances are, you may have stumbled upon this term in forums and online discussions about web design.
In a geek’s world, this gap between HTML4 and HTML5 is already considered to be a century because a lot of developments have already been made with the use of HTML. One good feature is the video content. When the potential of this form of media was recognized, there was no way to integrate the content easily into the markup language which forced different media providers to create their own video players so users can stream their video files. Although these players work flawlessly with most browsers, the most common problem is it requires the end-user to download a plugin in order for them to play video files and for the general public, it can be complicated and PC’s are also prone to viruses or malwares. But with the upcoming update coming from HTML5, all these coding issues will be dealt with by adding a standardized code to embed video content without the need to install any plugin and other than that, there are also plans of adding more features to answer several complicated issues with the last version of HTML. However, HTML5 is still being developed but with a number of promising features, there’s no doubt that website design and development will be much more efficient once the final version is released.