When Steve Jobs refused to allow Flash on iOS devices, his argument was that HTML5 could do everything Flash could.
This wasn’t entirely true, however the reality distortion field was massive and ultimately Apple won and Adobe didn’t; HTML5, not Flash, is the technology that’s revolutionizing the web. So what exactly is HTML5 and why bother?
In current times when the border between desktop and mobile is rapidly fading away, users expect to get to the information anywhere, anytime and expect it to be fast. Meeting all those expectations and providing users with what they want is the single best way to keep clients focused on your product, service or website.
HTML5 is the latest iteration of HTML addressing modern needs and expectations of websites. It deals with things like semantic markup, providing information about content it describes, it is becoming new standard for all good web developers and browser vendors love it.
Here are 5 reasons why it matters:
- Faster and cheaper
- Modern Standard
- Lets you do things previously impossible
- Mobile device support
- Improved Audio and Video Support
- Better Usability
- Gaming Support
- Saves Development Time
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