HTML5 Web Development – What is HTML5…well, it’s the fifth and most current HTML standard, which makes it very relevant, relevant in terms of usability and SEO. If you are in the process of building a new website, make sure the markup language used is HTML5, below we document why, but first, how to check if your website is in fact in html5.
If you right click on your homepage and select ‘View page source’, or on your keypad, hit: Control and U at the same time. This will open the page source code, now see the first line of code, it should read:
And look like:
If so, then your website is coded in HTML5, so what are the advantages of HTML5
This website is a great tool to find our what software and technology is used on a website, see: https://builtwith.com/
There are many more technical advantages, but we shall leave that discussion for another day.
You can view a selection of HTML5 websites built by Digital Sales, see the online submission forms, the format on mobile, the colours and shades used:
To summarise, the user experience, download speed and SEO factors, make HTML5 the markup language to build your website on (not to mention the other technical advantages), the time to act is now.
So, if you are commissioning a web development company to build your website, ensure that it is built in HTML5 and make sure they have experience of building websites in HTML5. If you are happy with your website design and it happens to be in an older version of html, it is possible to upgrade your code, so do keep that in mind, rather than a new build.
HTML5 Web Development – Need to convert your current website into HTML5 or built a new website in HTML5? Contact the Digital Sales team for a quotation today.
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