The Internet is constantly evolving. Ever since the dot-com boom of the late 90’s, we have come a long way and are dependent on the world of the Internet like never before. New technologies and new ideas are no longer constrained to the borders of Silicon Valley, as more and more young entrepreneurs are making it big in this world of online connectivity.
When we talk about Internet and its future, we certainly can’t ignore the word HTML5. Since its inception in the year 2009, HTML5 has quickly shown us what the internet holds for us in the near future. The initial days were rough, with hardly any websites using the new language. However, things have started changing dramatically since the second quarter of 2011.
YouTube Uses HTML5
The first big website to make the bold move and shift to HTML 5 was YouTube. Soon after, two other major companies, Apple and Twitter, launched HTML5 versions of their websites. Now standing at the first quarter of 2012, I definitely feel that the entire internet is shifting towards the HTML 5 trend.
One of the major changes that HTML 5 brings is unity. You can not only code your websites in HTML5, it also allows you to design web applications, iPhone and Android apps, and even web-based games – all powered by HTML5.
As you remember, a few years back, Flash was king of the internet when it came to rich media and interactivity. But as you know, Adobe stopped developing Flash and are now concentrating more on the development of HTML5-based software. Recently, Facebook unveiled their Project Spartan which is their new HTML5-based app for Android and iPhone, and I must say that it is a lot faster than their previous versions.
HTML5 will pave new possibilities in web applications, allowing you to use the internet like never before. Who would have thought that there would be a ChromeBook few years back? With the use of HTML5 you can bring together all features of day-to-day computing under one big canvas of the world wide web. And the future of HTML5 will be even brighter when developers start using the new CSS3 features to build better looking sites that loads faster and support cross-browser compatibility like never before.
Speaking of browsers, I certainly feel that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are leading at this time when it comes to browser compatibility with HTML5 features and CSS3 support. The web is in a major transformation stage and looks like HTML5 just may be the golden key to the future of the web.