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Talk of professional web development and you cannot fail to bring HTML5 into the picture. It has raised the web development culture to a higher platform. From its early days in the 1980’s, it has gradually been taking strides in improving its capacity to enhance the field of web development. HTML5 is the latest version of the hypertext markup language. CSS and Javascript are of course great components in enhancing the use of HTML5. This article will mention among the numerous advantages of using HTML5 for web development as compared to any other option you might have in mind. The following will definitely prompt you to try to use it;

I. Web applications

HTML5 is rich in supporting the development of web applications, with its additional features it greatly supports and runs applications on mobile platforms and browsers. Since its inceptions Facebook has greatly maximized it power to build web applications that it has been using on its site, and for sure it has not failed. Click here to check out Google Web Lab HTML 5 experience and some other web apps here

II. Offline storage

Among its improved features is the ability to store resources and data in in offline storage locations that includes storing information even while the application you are using is no longer connected to the internet. It allows the developer to specify what files can be stored or cached for use by the user once he is no longer connected to the internet. Consequently, this will allow the user to reload the page while he is offline and still be able to view the contents of the page he was viewing, the pages will load much faster since there is no request being sent to the sever. Continue reading offline storage on W3 School

III. Improved elements

Some of the great additional elements includes; [html]<audio>, <video> and <canvas>[/html] These elements have boosted the ability of integration of multimedia functionalities and graphics; in fact, it is possible to embed some graphical contents without the need of any plugin and flash installation.

IV. Enriched semantics

The inclusion of some improved elements like,

V. Geo-location capability

This involves detecting the location of a user and allowing other uses to know your location and it is not restricted to a location but all over the world. HTML5 applies the use of various known mechanisms to detect your location like GPS infrastructures. An interesting fact to note is that HTML5 contains new geological APIs that makes all this work in a second, but the catch is that the browser has to be HTML5 compatible for the various user locations to be made available to your browser. The much more great stuff to be said about HTML5, if you look it up on the web, you will definitely find quite some interesting stuff. A downside that might haunt HTML5 for a while is the fact that it is still a work in progress, so some of the improved elements are unstable and is subject to change to change at any time, but despite these; do not hesitate to make use of its richness.

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