HTML 5 and A Revolution in Website Design Development
If you have a business website it is essential it is coded in HTML5, the latest release of the universal language which launched the World Wide Web. HTML5 will be the essential code platform which transforms the web experience of consumers, business users, developers, techies and anyone else involved in the web; basically every one of us who are wired in.
The buzzword in website development is dynamic
Dynamic and versatile
HTML5 is being enthusiastically received by web developers and businesses owners alike. The latest version of the original building block language of the web has enabled all kinds of dynamic tasks and visual tricks to be encoded without the need for plugins and time consuming application downloads. The new tools in HTML5 which developers are seizing upon are enabling them to create much more dynamic websites, essential in this mobile communications age.
Favourable viewing conditions
The first thing which HTML5 has in its favour is that websites can be easily developed to resize, without distortion or loss of essential data, to fit myriad screen sizes. Smartphones with 5 inch screens, tablets, laptops, computer monitors and 55 inch HDTV screens are now all viable media for web site presentation.
HTML5, with a couple of lines of coding in the right place enables the page to load clearly, quickly and without losing any definition. As the web becomes increasingly mobile, there are myriad devices operating on Windows, iOS, Android and other operating systems as well as several different browsers. Developers can now create the conditions with a few lines of code for a website to be viewed with commensurate ease on a multiplicity of media viewers.
Time is of the essence
Time is of the essence for website visitors. If there is a problem with page loading or a video or news feed requires a plugin download, then visitors to a website are as likely to move on and find a website which does load fast and clear. Patience is not a virtue of the modern world; lose website visitors at your peril. Given that 4.3 billion people use smartphones in the world it is an absolute must that your website is visible on every device. It is expected that this figure will be over the 5 billion mark by 2017 so to ignore this surge of interest would be foolish. Given that so many smartphone users will be using their phones to stream movies, visit websites and use social media your website needs to be easily visible on such a device. If your website isn’t loading fast, needs plugins for video and other content to play, there are several issues which visitors may be faced with.
Web pages created in HTML5 deliver a complete web page. Visitors will not be faced with ‘black holes’ where something (image, video, flash presentation, PDF) cannot be viewed. This may be the result of an out of date, missing or defunct plugin.
Ten minutes downloading the suitable plugins or navigating to another website – it’s an easy choice. Statistics show that you have less than ten seconds to capture and engage a visitor. Downloading plugins, apps and other stuff isn’t in their ‘modus operandi’ unless they specifically need it.
HTML5 has many other advantages for developers and owners of business oriented websites. If you’re in a position where you have a website and want to know more, or are considering having a new website created as an extension of your current business, make sure your chosen website development agency is as dynamic and versatile as HTML5.
John Franks writes on a variety of specialist and niche subjects such as website development. He consistently researches news, views and innovation in his specialised field and presents his findings and thoughts with clarity and foresight.
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