Website Foundations You Shouldn't Ignore!
Why should you care what the new code conventions are? Simply, because these are the languages that your website and digital properties should be in or compatible in order that the investment you make in digital properties continues to have a long and reasonable ROI.
HTML5 is the latest version of HTML or Hypertext Markup Language. Steve Jobs famously refused to permit Flash on the Apple operating system due to alleged bugs and crashes it experienced, and in turn html5 has become the preferred standard. With Google rolling out an HTML5-friendly version of YouTube, many developers are starting to see how important this system will become in the near future. Over this year it is expected that there will be a large increase in usage. The idea behind HTML5 is that it’s not one huge entity but rather is made up of smaller parts that work together.
Is Your Website html5 compatible? Should it be?
Reasons for early adoption of html5 as a code framework in your website include:
- HTML5 loads much quicker than its older brother because it implements WebSockets
- Mobile phone applications will be much more accessible because applications will not have to be written for a specific brand of phone.
- Video, audio and images are all easily written right into the code, eliminating the need for any third party software
- HTML5 and CSS3 together will give you some serious designer flexibility
Next question - Are You Using CSS3, and Should You Be?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) offer increased flexibility in the presentation of website content because it makes changes so much easier than trying to get the same effects by creating slightly different versions of the exact same creative content. CSS3 offers exciting new features to enhance a website's appearance which users are coming to expect from today's websites. But looking awesome is just as important as operating cleanly. CSS3 makes it easier for designs that will make visitors “ooh and aah” over them - such as menus where the functionality and aesthetic appeal increases exponentially ... submenus upon hovering, horizontal menus, menus with rounded edges, submenus with tabs, submenus with descriptions and menus with submenus with rounded edges with descriptions on hover are now all possible. Users will also appreciate the ability to see more of what a page is about before potentially wasting loading time.