HTML5: A Dream Come True for Today's Web Developers - And Here's Why

By Martin Schaeferle | January 23, 2013



Recently we looked at how HTML5 is the language of the future given its compatibility with mobile devices and ease of use. But before you check out our HTML5 tutorial, it's important to first understand the benefits and drawbacks to the language. And that's because, like any language, if you're starting from scratch, the learning curve may be a bit steeper. On one side, HTML5 can provide tremendous power for the experienced Web developer. For example, it is now possible to execute multiple processes in background threads for intense processing and network requests.

On the other, developers new to HTML5 can also find advantages like being able to embed video without having to employ third-party plug-ins. HTML5 will not affect the loading time of a Web page so there's no reason not to start upgrading. These are just a few of the language's benefits, which, once again, explains why it's so popular with Web developers.

It's also why, according to Forrester Research, almost 75 percent of North American internet users surf the Web on HTML5-compatible browsers!

Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.

This blog entry was originally posted January 23, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle