Blog posts tagged with...HTML5

Speeding up the web

A quick look at four HTML5 tags which can speed up websites and web applications.

Michael Walsh by Michael Walsh

HTML5 Main Element

A quick look at the new HTML5 <main> element and how to implement it.

Michael Walsh by Michael Walsh

HTML5 Placeholder Links

Uses for the HTML5 placeholder link, a link element but without the href attribute.

Michael Walsh by Michael Walsh

HTML5 Download Attribute

A handy anchor tag attribute that can force the user agent to download a file it would normally attempt to display.

Michael Walsh by Michael Walsh

HTML5 is the fifth and current standard of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the language used for structuring and describing content on the World Wide Web. First drafted in 2011 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), HTML5 introduced a range of new element types such as main, article, section, nav, aside, header and footer and also introduced new APIs that made HTML5 more capable for web applications. HTML5 was well received by the web design community and browser vendors and broadly adopted even before it became an official standard in 2014.