HTML5: Language of the Modern Web
Hypertext Markup Language or HTML is the language that is used for writing web pages. So, just as a computer program executes a code of some programming language, a web browser takes HTML and translates it, so that you get a nice looking web page on your computer or tablet.
The last major version of HTML (Version 4) was released in 1997, but since then a lot of things have changed. Interactive elements requiring plugins such as Shockwave or Java, and high quality streaming video or audio were unheard of. This led to HTML5, the first draft of which was published in 2008, but the final version was released in October 2014. In this session, we look at the following aspects of HTML5:
- Use of dedicated video and audio tags
- Better support for vector graphics and video editing
- Improvements of HTML5 over HTML4
Mayur is a Senior Technical Writer at TIBCO with 8.5 years experience in technical writing. He likes to explore new technology and always be connected to the latest trends in IT. Earlier, he had worked at Capgemini India. Mayur had presented a paper in the Goa STC 2013. Mayur is a post graduate in Computer Science from Latrobe University, Australia.