Earlier, we covered HTML a tad bit more in depth. Looking past HTML on the timeline of linguistic advancements on the interwebs, we stumble upon HTML’s step-brother—a bigger, badder, cooler version of HTML.

In fact, he’s so cool that they call him “HTML5” on the streets.


Define it!

Following the exact same nomenclature as its predecessor, Hyper Text Markup Language version 5.0 (HTML5) was introduced some time last year (For those of you who are reading this post at any other year, 2014 is the year that is referenced.). By incorporating a refreshed inventory of powerful attributes and accessories, HTML5 gave birth to a new era of world-wide web computing and aesthetics; no longer will we have to interact with an exclusively textual-based product. Not only can we implement various forms of photography and videography directly onto a webpage, but we can also employ cutting-edge 3-dimensional technologies as well, along with improved customization ability.


See it!

In order to provide you with a visualization of its modern 21st-century, sneak a peek at scanlime’s Zen Photo Garden, an HTML5-generated solar simulator that also draws on JavaScript, et al.

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Though not entirely complicated but instead a rather simple combination of light-rays and optical sources, this example demonstrates the added complexity of HTML5 and spectacular handling of content-heavy elements.


Learn it!

Apply your knowledge by checking out some of these useful links:

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_intro.asp

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp

https://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web

https://www.codecademy.com/forums/web-intermediate-en-CkOwl

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/demos/tag/tech:html5

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/HTML/HTML5

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/demos/detail/zen-photon-garden

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