HTML5 – The Future of Web Development
The future is finally here. HTML5, the new standard for HTML. The last version, HTML 4.01, came out in 1999. Now, just think about how much the web has changed since then. Heck, some of you who are reading this were probably not even born at the time.
There are endless reasons why developers, start-ups, and the like should use HTML5 for current and future applications. It’s device-independent (everybody uses their phone for everything nowadays, except for maybe the phone), uses more markup to replace the need for additional scripting, and reduces the need for external plugins (like Adobe Flash). Another nifty feature of HTML5 is the application cache. Caching the web application will not only greatly improve performance, but allow you to use the application offline. Offline? That’s right, even if your parents drag you to a road trip to the middle of nowhere with no WiFi or reception, you can still use your favorite web apps.