Benefits of HTML 5 Technology
HTML 5 has surpassed its precedent with some distinct features such as
- Semantic enrichment,
- Rich Internet Applications
- Native support for rich media (Video and Audio Support)
With Additional tags such as headers, nav, footers, aside, etc , it has become more user friendly allowing screen readers to easily access content.By using the HTML5 tags, the semantic value of the webpage can be increased because the codes are very standardized. This signifies that forSearch Engine Optimization (SEO), the search engines will have contextual information about the content for indexing, making it easier to present additional relevant results based on context.
Rich Internet Applications
Rich Internet Applications act as a bridge between browser and the desktop. For years now Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight have offered Rich Internet functionality allowing web developers create interactive and unique experiences online. But this functionality was a feature added in the form of plugins. In case of failure of these plugins, have made user’s experience terrible. They also cause performance or loading issues.
This is where HTML5 comes into Play. It can store and retrieve files from the users machine. The same results can be produced by using HTML5 which has the ability where Web applications can access and manipulate files from any browser that supports HTML5
Native support for rich media With HTML5 the user has no need to download a plugin to view YouTube videos or to listen to audio songs being streamed from Air. The newHTML5 tags<video> and <audio>are truly remarkable.
Earlier one had to use tags such as <object><embed> to play media files, additionally passing too many parameters which increased complexity. The HTML5 tags <video> and <audio> basically fetch the source just as like image tags. Well, also there’s an option of mentioning dimensions for the video player. If one aspect is the support for Video and Audio playable in browsers, the other aspect is it also supports devices of all kinds of devices enabling users to play media files be it on even on smartphone or tablets.