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What HTML 5 Trends Mean to Developers in Future?

HTML5 Trends

HTML 5 Trends – Let’s Explore


HTML 5 release becomes a big leap towards a bright future and to be contemporary when upcoming technologies and expanded digitalization are knocking the doors. Markup is a basic or fundamental thing for the web, which now going to beyond the web boundaries and entered into the non-web arena with the invention of mobiles, wearable, and IoT like emerging technology trends.

HTML 5 Trends & Developers

Out of top 500 Fortune companies across the world, more than 150 are using HTML 5 anyway besides the web development. Before a year or two, HTML 5 came into the limelight thanks to its mixing up abilities to upcoming programming technologies apart from PHP.

Therefore, today more than half of software developers across the globe have adopted HTML 5 for a wide range of unique projects, chiefly in hybrid and web app development for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Thus, mobiles alone has boosted the HTML 5 usage growth rate from single digit to double digits and prediction is that it will cross 20% mark shortly. The amazing thing is that more than 60% businesses are using HTML 5 in their app development projects.

Why HTML 5 Still Buzzing?

Unlike HTML 4 and DHTML, HTML 5 is not one big thing, but is a combo of several things sprung from upcoming technologies and bound it to be trendy in coming years too. If you didn’t get it yet, let me clarify that HTML 5 enjoys an especial privilege to interact with a bunch of cool and emerging technologies through its APIs.

Front-end Features

Thus, you can see a set of unique and innovative front-end features in HTML 5 that hardly you can imagine with any previous markups of HTML and XML series.  For instance,

  • Canvas
  • Offline storage
  • Geolocation
  • Multimedia
  • Semantic layout tags
  • Form fields

DOCTYPE feature in HTML 5 spares developers from writing some additional junks, such as wrapping JS in CDATA tags that kinda scare developers often, which is missing here. Thus, HTML 5 has made developer’s life easy.

The biggest advantage of HTML 5 for developers is that it cuts the needs of 3rd party plugin, extensions, and other integrations. It makes it an excellent choice for low-processing devices like mobiles and replaces the heavy processing demanding technologies like Flash.

Therefore, Apple Inc. has thrown away Flash right from the beginning and shown its futuristic vision as well as triggered the onset of HTML 5 era with the first release of iPhone and iPhone SDK.

Back-end Features

Even though HTML 5 is excellent for front-end developers, it has many decent back-end features that make it compatible with something awesome at non-web development. For example,

  • Drag-n-Drop – to provide desktop-like interface
  • WebSockets – for two-way communication
  • Web Workers – to allow running JavaScript and other processes in back-end under the curtain
  • Local Storage – to support offline tasks in the absence of online connectivity
  • WebSQL – for offline database processes

Thus, HTML 5 is not a new thing as a whole, but different innovative pieces get together and form a multifaceted and multidimensional technology that can prove competent with upcoming technologies in future.

Non-web Implementations of HTML 5

Cross-platform Mobile Applications

In early days of a mobile era. Titanium and PhoneGap came one-step ahead and used HTML 5, CSS 3, and advanced JavaScript like mainstream web technologies to create native-like mobile applications running on the web browsers of the mobiles.

They simply wrapped the web code into bundles of native code so the web applications can access the native features of mobile devices as well as mobile OS to provide native-like experiences.

Things got traction with the introduction of HTML 5, and cross-platform or hybrid applications have captured a big share in the mobile landscape. Today various JavaScript based frameworks have provided platforms like Ionic to perform excellence.

Similarly, a combination of other programming technologies came into the limelight like Rhodes, which is using HTML 5 and other web technologies to render the user interface for front-end tasks while Ruby tools work in background powering the back-end processes.

IoT Applications

The Internet of Things is greatly relying on the Internet or other connectivity modes to connect the computing and non-commuting devices, sensors, and other elements to accomplish many amazing tasks. The majority of IoT applications are using mobile devices & apps as the monitoring dashboards and controllers.

The access to various web services and cloud services have made compulsory to integrate the web technologies in the IoT application, and HTML 5 has all ingredients to support it beautifully. Therefore, a range of automotive applications has adopted HTML 5 for rendering the user interface instead of Open GL ES and other traditional technologies to facilitate the IoT implementations.

Other Applications

The same trends go into other sectors or domains where IoT applications are penetrating their tentacles and embedding technologies gain significance. For instance, M2M, wearable applications, AI, AR, VR, and LBS are strong technology trends that support the augmentation of HTML 5 and keep the doors open for developers to get new opportunities.

Wrapping It Up:

Now, we know that HTML 5 trends are on the rise and never fading thanks to upcoming non-traditional web opportunities. To grow with growing HTML 5 and other technologies, HTML 5 developers must update their knowledge and intensify their practices working in diverse domains.

Author Bio: Roma Kapadia is an SEO & Research analyst in a mobile app development company based in USA. She has a very detailed knowledge about the mobile app industry. She has a knack to understand client needs and always keep exploring new things in the emerging IT field.

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