Posts Tagged ‘HTML5’

HTML5 is Coming (and is already here)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

With the very recent launch of the Apple I-Pad, I have seen the phrase “HTML 5” being thrown around more than ever before. I’m thinking, “OK what’s the big deal?”. So I started to actively research the new upcoming web standard and I must say I am truly excited! This is going to be a very nice leap for the web. Websites are going to look sharper and high-def with native SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) support. SEO has the potential to be more useful and accurate with the new semantic tags such as <header>, <footer>, <article>, <nav>, to name a few.

Pack in <video>, <svg>, and <canvas>, and multimedia and interactivity will get a huge bump that could very well topple Flash, especially if all major browsers support all HTML5 with haste.

Check out this awesome video by Google to help you get up-to-date on the emerging web standard.

Introduction to HTML 5 from Brad Neuberg on Vimeo.

Based on my brief research so far, the new semantic tags are well supported across the browser platforms, at the very least. While HTML5 is still considered bleeding edge, it is safe to start using it. I know I will.