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Future of Web Development Services in Glasgow: HTML5 and CSS3
These days, everybody is aware of the importance of Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in web development. HTML is used to create web pages. It is simple and easy to understand and use most of the time. It is free and is supported by every browser. And CSS is used for styling the web pages. Of course, now-a-days, CSS is also used to control the layout of web pages. HTML and CSS are search engine friendly languages and so widely used by web development services. CSS reduces the size of coding and enables the website to load faster. Instead of storing style information in HTML, by storing it in CSS, you can cut down the amount of time it takes for pages to load. It offers greater flexibility than HTML in terms of effect and design. HTML and CSS are the two recommended languages in web development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
In today’s web-based world, the only thing that is constant is Change. Changes are bound to occur in every arena. Web development trends are no exception! HTML and CSS have changed considerably as well. There are many versions of HTML available in the market. This language is given a number when a new version enters the market. At present, the versions of HTML available in the market are HTML, version 3, version 3.2, version 4.0, and version 4.01. HTML 5 is the upcoming version which is still under development. So is the case with CSS! CSS Level 1, CSS Level 2, CSS 2.1, and CSS 3 are established CSS versions in the market.
HTML 5 is expected to be of immense help to web development services. It will make interactive website development very easy (or easier). Professional web development services all over the world are likely to shift to this version of HTML once it is out. Currently a lot of companies use Flash for animation. There are 3 major issues with using Flash. Firstly, it is expensive to create and maintain Flash animations. Secondly, SEO does not support Flash pages very well and vice versa. And finally, Flash is not supported by Apple. So Flash based websites don’t show up on iPhone or iPad.
HTML was first developed by IBM to facilitate the transfer of files between different systems. Version 2.0 was released in 1995. HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.0 was released simultaneously, one year after version 2.0. This version included international characters, tables, and image maps. Later on, XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 2.0 were released by W3C. In 2008, the first draft of HTML 5 was prepared. Web development services, across the world, believe that the future of the web is HTML 5. HTML 5 is expected to embed features like separate background threads to do processing, video implantation without separate plug-in or codec, canvas element to render graphics and images on the fly, can have applications to access email offline, etc.
CSS is used to give great style to web pages that are written in any mark-up language. W3C introduced CSS level 1 to overcome the limitations of HTML 3.2 in 1996. CSS level 2 was created in 1998 by using CSS level 1. CSS level 1 was republished with corrections in 1999. CSS 3 is finally released for the benefit of the web development services. Though CSS 3 is supported by only modern web browsers at present, it is expected to gain widespread acceptance. It enables complex and flexible designs to be incorporated into HTML. Professional web development services are already using this technology.
These languages are expected to create a revolution in the near future. It is believed that the future of web development depends on it. CSS 3 is already accepted by majority of the web development services. HTML 5 is also likely to be immediately accepted by professional web development services. This is because of the reputation of the earlier versions. The two versions are expected to make the job of web development simple!
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HTML5 Web Development
HTML5 development is an ongoing effort of a consortium – called the W3C Consortium – comprising of many software developers and other interested industry groups to update and revise Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which is the core language at the heart of the World Wide Web. The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) started work on HTML5 in 2004 which is being edited by Ian Hickson of Google, Inc and David Hyatt of Apple. The HTML5 specification standard is in various draft states at at W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) which began working with the WHATWG draft of HTML5 in early 2007.
As with almost any processes run by a big committee, or group of committees, HTML5 development is running behind its originally envisioned schedule for completion. While some parts of the HTML5 specification are stable and being implemented in new products, the entire HTML5 project is not expected to be complete until as late as 2022. Having an industry standard agreed upon by all participants is the goal of this complex undertaking. Every participant has their own motives. For example, Apple is looking at a standard that can be seen as a replacement for Adobe’s Flash.
HTML5 development is intended to produce a workable open source platform that can be used in browser applications throughout the internet by multiple vendors so that anyone can contribute to the development of new applications and no single vendor will have control over specific aspects of the internet. HTML5 could potentially make plug-ins like Adobe Flash, JavaFX, and Microsoft Silverlight obsolete, as the new platform is expected to incorporate streaming video capabilities into browser applications without the need of Adobe Flash, JavaFX or Microsoft Silterlight.
Despite the long term development schedule, some aspects of HTML5 are already being implemented in new Browsers. Firefox 3.5, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 all incorporate some features of HTML5. Canvas technology, invented by Apple, is a 2-D browser based graphics feature. Canvas has been included in Opera Software’s new browser. Opera plans to implement HTML5 video capabilities in its browser soon. Apple’s Safari browser supports Canvas and also has some HTML5 video and audio features built into it already.
As an effort to produce a uniform standard for all web browser development, HTML5 has many strengths and weaknesses. The long time required for completion of the project reflects the complexity of the effort. The fact that all of the major players in the internet technology industry are involved in the project is a big plus, but it also causes some potential problems as each player comes with their own agenda.
For example, trying to incorporate video capabilities into browsers without the need for proprietary plug-ins such as Flash or Silverlight threatens Google’s interests in YouTube, which relies on Flash technology, and Microsoft, which has a huge investment in Silverlight. Apple is heavily involved in trying to incorporate HTML5 into many of its mobile browser applications. Its Sproutcore framework is intended to speed the development of applications based entirely upon web standards without the necessity of external plug-ins.
As HTML5 continues to evolve, it will simplify development of applications that will be compatible with all web browsers. At Kulkarni Software, we are dedicated to performance and SEO capabilities of HTML5 as well as user-friendliness. Kulkarni Software uses HTML in web design, Iphone and Ipad Applications, Iads and animations. Contact us if you need HTML5 Web Development, we can help.