Introduction: A New Standard for Interactive Web
HTML5 incorporates many of these aspects of the dynamic web, but in a much more efficient way. For example, instead of using special plugins like Flash or QuickTime, HTML5 introduces a single standard for posting multimedia content on your website. In the case of video content, all you have to do is use the new <video> tag in HTML5 to embed a video file. Similarly many of the interactive features that would have required extensive scripts can now be created using standard HTML5 tags and simple scripts. You will learn more about these in depth in the tutorials.
Another thing that has changed since HTML4 was first introduced is the number of different devices that can now display websites. Back in 1997 a website was typically displayed on a standard computer screen. Now, along with the standard desktop or laptop screens there are several devices of different screen sizes which can display websites such as smartphones like, iphone, Droid, Blackberry etc., and tablets like, ipad. With HTML4 the markup has to be specifically written for a different device. As you can imagine this can be quiet a hassle to create different webpages to display on different screen sizes. HTML5 makes the process easier by creating a single standard for all devices.
Overall HTML5 will be the new standard for dynamic and interactive web experience. It will simplify and streamline the process of developing, designing and implementing websites with lots of multimedia and interactive content.
NOTE. Some HTML5 codes might not work in some browser so if you are trying our example codes and they are not working, please first try in another browser and if that doesn’t work, leave a comment. (Chrome and Opera currently has the best HTML5 support)