The advantages of developing with HTML 5


With the continuous evolution of mobile devices and changes over time, it’s becoming increasingly important to find a web and mobile programming solution that can incorporate answers to the needs of both paradigms and progressively complex user requirements.

HTML 5 is a programming language that’s based exactly on this principle: to consistently present web content in all browsers, including on mobile devices. This not only makes it a good choice for hybrid applications, but establishes it as an ideal choice to present content of any type of device.

Here are the main advantages of developing with HTML5:

It’s becoming the new standard

As we previously explained, responding to the needs, both of computers and mobile devices, is one of the top priorities these times, and since HTML5 was created to think about adaptability, and is supported by all modern browsers, it’s increasingly adopted by programmers and companies. As such, HTML5 is ever more the standard of web and mobile programming- which also means that it constantly evolves and offers more and more functionalities to create dynamic and innovative experiences.

Provides consistency across all browsers

A consistent experience, whatever the device or technology is, is increasingly vital, which makes HTML5 even more appealing by providing exactly the solution to this question. Through HTML5, creating a site or system compatible between several browsers is simpler and brings better results.

It’s faster and cheaper

As the code created in HTML5 can be used on multiple platforms and devices, thus not requiring specialized development for each platform, development costs tend to be lower. In addition, maintenance itself is cheaper, since one amendment applies to all platforms and doesn’t require individual maintenance. This also means that development itself is more agile, wasting less time on considerations for each platform.

It’s adapted to modern times

Accompanying HTML5 came other technological developments, such as the CSS3, a superior version of the language used for all front-end development- that is, the whole visual and aesthetic side of web development. All the evolution associated with HTML5 and CSS3 mean, not only much more advanced and modern results, but also superb optimization, meaning less code and consequently more advanced and faster results.

Better user experience (UX)

One factor to never overlook is the User Experience (UX), one of the key points of web and mobile development, contributing to greater satisfaction with the product or service and, subsequently, greater engagement and retention, elements that are always important when we look at the digital world through the business prism. The wide range of options that HTML5 provides to designers and developers means that the UX can be increasingly advanced and perfected, resulting in greater satisfaction and better results.

Allows creations that were (almost) impossible before

While before it was necessary to rely on external plug-ins, such as Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash, for various functions, HTML5 allows you to accomplish the same feats and more, in a much simpler, clean and uniform way. Features such as geolocation, application and complex animations’ storage, among others, are within the reach of HTML5 through the JavaScript and CSS3 API, simplifying and ensuring greater hygiene in code and software.

It also works offline

A especially important factor for hybrid apps, that it’s also relevant when you want to ensure that your users can re-query your content even without a network connection, HTML5 allows you to locally store code and content of web applications, which means that after you visit a website once or download an app, it isn’t necessary to be online to be able to take advantage of its functionality.

It’s mobile friendly

This can’t be emphasized enough: everything we have mentioned so far positions HTML5 as extremely mobile-friendly, that is, adapted and created to think about mobile devices, which are increasingly priority. Presenting content responsively between desktop and mobile browsers, HTML5 not only makes it possible to standardize experiences but also ensures the best mobile experience, such an essential factor that Google itself reiterates it as one of the keys to web development today.

There’s no doubt that HTML5 is an extraordinary solution for consistent web and mobile development, presenting a potential yet to be fully exploited. It’s not the only solution, but it’s a fantastic option if you try to present consistent solutions in which the content always presents the same quality and experience, regardless of the chosen platform. As such, it’s a programming language that always bears BloomIdea’s approval mark!