HTML5 Tutorial

HTML5 Introduction

HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and describing web page contents. It is a fifth major version of HTML and published by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

HTML5 introduces new elements, syntactic features and APIs for complex web applications. It is a perfect language for web designer. To handle media and graphical substances, the new <video>, <audio>, <canvas>, <svg> APIs are included. New structural elements such as main, section, article, footer, aside are also included. It introduces a new vector based graphics API to draw different shapes and MathML API for mathematical formulas.

HTML5 Characteristics and Features

  • It added new APIs that can used with Javascript, such as Canvas, Drag and Drop, Web Storage, Web Messaging, etc.
  • It introduced VIDEO element, which eliminate the need to install third party plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight.
  • It introduced AUDIO element, so no need to install third party plugin to render audio.
  • It provides facility to add drag-and-drop in web pages which eliminate the third party add-ons.
  • It introduced an SVG element, which is used to draw various shapes on a web page.