HTML5: The future of browsing

December 8th, 2011 in .News & Events
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In the early days of the internet, most web pages were text only with a handful of graphics here and there to make it look more exciting. Since then, websites have evolved drastically from the simple HTML editing that you could code in notepad to websites coded entirely in Flash, which provides a richer browsing experience. However, Flash isn’t exactly easy on hardware, often times consuming precious system resources to render a webpage. As Flash coding has become more complex, faster and faster systems are needed to browse without any noticeable lag, not to mention the need to constantly update Flash so the newest pages will load properly. This can pose a problem for portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets, since their hardware aren’t designed to run power hungry applications like Flash. There’s no better example of this than Apple’s refusal to support Flash on the iPhone, since it would suck up the battery life rather quickly. Enter HTML5.

Now in its 5th revision, HTML5 allows websites to display the dynamic experience that Flash based websites provides without the need for extra software or updates, even on lower powered devices such as smartphones and tablets. A perfect example of HTML5 in action is the new Eee Pad Transformer Prime webpage that’s been coded completely in HTML5, with a screencaps that you can see below. Of course, you’ll need a browser that supports HTML5, such as the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer, to be able to see the cool effects that it can offer. If you happen to have a browser that isn’t compatible, that’s no problem, since websites that are coded in HTML5 can still render normally on older browsers (just sans effects). If you are already using Chrome or Firefox and haven’t updated Internet Explorer in a while, check out the Transformer Prime page as it’s rendered in HTML5 and what it looks like when it doesn’t have HTML5 support!

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  • Vishal

    Beautiful dedicated page for Prime