** Edit – We just updated this article here at What Is The Difference between HTML 5 & HTML 4?
Doing a bit of research on the new flavour of HTML from the W3C – HTML5. One of the most visible differences to a coder is the lack of one time necessary DIVS in the style of a page. Yup, that’s right, no more need for CSS DIVS for the CSS web designer.
DIVS will still be ‘there’ for the CSS designer to use, but new elements added to the framework It looks so much cleaner, here’s an example for a web page in HTML5;
<html> <head> <title>Hobo Website Design Scotland</title> </head> <body> <header> <h1><a href="/design.htm">Hobo Website Design</a></h1> </header> <section> <article> <h2><a href="/design.htm"> Hobo Web Design</a></h2> <p>We're a Scottish SEO Services company that's passionate about accessible website design. We build modern looking websites to industry standards, that are highly tuned (optimized) to work in Google. Our stylish websites download fast, are easy to edit and are easy for visitors to use. </p> </article> <article> <h2><a href="/search-engine-optimisation.htm"> SEO and Web Design</a></h2> <p>Unlike some web design companies, we make websites people can find in Google. You probably found this website using one of the major search engines typing in terms like "website design Scotland" or "website design Glasgow".</p> </article> <nav> <a href="http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/">Ã‚« Previous Entries</a> </nav> </section> <nav> <ul> <li><h2>Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="/blog/comment-policy/">Comment Policy</a></li> <li><a href="/blog/<span class=">todo-list/">Todo List</a></li> </ul></li> <li><h2>Archives</h2> <ul> <li><a href='/blog/2008/01/'>January 2008</a></li> <li><a href='/blog/2007/12/'>December 2007</a></li> <li><a href='/blog/2007/11/'>November 2007</a></li> <li><a href='/blog/2007/10/'>October 2007</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </nav> <footer> <p>Copyright 2008 hobo Web LTD</p> </footer> </body> </html>
No DIVS are needed to create a basic page. Rather than using site-specific class attributes, the meaning of the different sections can be inferred from standard names. This is especially important for audio, cell-phone, and other nonstandard browsers.
I’m a SEO , we are a seo company and an advertising agency, and I’m not an expert in anything to do with HTML5 of course but it looks exciting – a real chance to clean up your website design.
What Is HTML 5?
HTML5 defines the fifth major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web – HTML – from the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). Also called Web Applications 1.0 – there are still no no namespaces or schemas. Elements don’t have to be closed. Browsers are forgiving of errors. A
p is still a
p, and a
table is still a
HTML5 introduces new elements to HTML for the first time since the 1990′s. New structural elements include
section. New inline elements include
progress. New embedding elements include
audio. New interactive elements include
HTML5 adds new elements to specifically identify each of these common constructs:
section: A part or chapter in a book, a section in a chapter, or essentially anything that has its own heading in HTML 4
header: The page header shown on the page; not the same as the
footer: The page footer where the fine print goes; the signature in an e-mail message
nav: A collection of links to other pages
article: An independent entry in a blog, magazine, compendium, and so forth
Learn More About HTML5
2008-01-22: The W3C published an early draft of HTML5, a major revision of the markup language for the Web. The HTML Working Group is creating HTML5 to be the open, royalty-free specification for rich Web content and Web applications.
“HTML is of course a very important standard,” said Tim Berners-Lee, author of the first version of HTML and W3C Director. “I am glad to see that the community of developers, including browser vendors, is working together to create the best possible path for the Web.”
New features include APIs for drawing two-dimensional graphics and ways to embed and control audio and video content. HTML5 helps to improve interoperability and reduce software costs by giving precise rules not only about how to handle all correct HTML documents but also how to recover from errors.
Discover other new features, read the press release, and learn more about the future of HTML – HTML5.