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HTML 3 vs. HTMLS 5

By February 9, 2016Blog

More and more people are learning to use HTML now, and while the previous versions offered great resources to web masters, they were asking for new and improved abilities and tags. in order to enhance the looks of their sites. HTML documents are Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) documents with generic semantics appropriate for representing information from a wide range of applications.

For this post we want you to understand the differences in HTML3 and HTML5 and understand the meaning of each of them and how they improve your website.

HTML3.0 builds up on HTML2.0. It’s new abilities promised to be more powerful for web designers so they can have the ability to further enhance their websites. HTML3.0 is a RISC OS only macro inserter for creating web pages and instead of giving you full editing facilities, it allows you to use text editor and types all the commands you need into the keyboard for you.

HTML3 can help you do different things for your website; you can create headers, including all the meta tags you’ll need to get it seen on search engines, a graphical document color picker so you can see how the colors work together, footers, text effects with 16 color palette editor, links with JavaScript rollover and description functions and many other stuff.

The way HTML3 was created was to allow to be used in a variety of ways. It is simple enough to type it by hand, authored using WYSIWYG editors for HTML or it can be generated via export filters.

On the other hand, HTML5 strives to be something very different. It aims to be more of an application development platform which not only includes laying out text and images, but it also includes playing video and audio, interactive 2D and 3D graphics, storing data in the application, dealing with online and offline access to data and real-time networking protocols. The aim of this latest version is to improve the language support of latest multimedia while keeping it user friendly, easily readable and understood by computers. These new features allow for developers to write more sophisticated and descriptive client-side code. If you want to understand a little bit more about HTML5 you can take a look at Booklock, an app developed by us using HTML5 compiled for iOS.

It is perfectly acceptable to keep using HTML3 even though a new and improved version already exists. The problem is that the sophisticated code used in HTML5 becomes the standard one so eventually previous versions become outdated for new versions of browsers, new computers, smartphones…etc.

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