How HTML5 is Pulling Strings in Web Development?

As the time wheel is continually spinning, the progression of HTML 5 has also gained significant momentum. Browser makers and application developers are embracing the technology with complete ardor to support future web ventures. Furthermore, HTML 5 has made a mark in the consumer arcade as well, especially as users begin to comprehend the scope that HTML 5 holds in the potential growth of web technology.

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With all major browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox  4, Opera, Safari 5 and IE 9 offering advanced support for CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript, we already have glimpses of what HTML 5 is capable of and what is the possible future of offshore web development.

Let’s take a tour of some enticing features of HTML 5 that are already creating ripples in the web development arena.

Toolkits, Frameworks and Boilerplates:

HTML 5 Boilerplate was introduced last year and became an instant hit amongst web developers. It is not a mere framework. Instead, it is a full-fledged template that developers can modify as per their requisites. The latest release of boilerplate, HTML 5 Boilerplate 1.0, comes with an inbuilt boilerplate builder, support for Google App Engine, lighttpd, NodeJS and optimized build scripts. Alongside, Boilerplate also supports old favorites like IIS, Apache and Nginx.

Custom Fonts and Enhanced Typography:

The introduction of custom fonts and enhanced typography features in HTML 5 has definitely made the web a place worth looking at. Web applications are exceedingly adopting the use of web fonts via services like Google Web Font API, WOFF, Typekit and This has given content creators and web developers a chance to exercise better control over the most important aspect of any offshore web development project- the text, and that too without relying on third-party software like Flash. There has also been a significant increase in the number of applications using custom fonts. This trend is expected to continue as adoption of HTML 5 technology sees an upheaval.

Canvas and Video Elements:

Playing with the media was never so much fun. The canvas and video elements in HTML 5 makes your web venture excitingly media-rich. The canvas element gives you the freedom to manipulate graphics and images as per your convenience, enabling ease of use. This means designers get freedom from the use of intermediate technologies like jQuery, saving both time and efforts. Incorporating videos have also become so much simpler. Now, you can use a video in your web page without resorting on third-party software like Flash. Inbuilt video controls make the feature highly attractive and easy to use.


The geolocation feature in HTML 5 facilitates location identification with the use of Geo-positioning technologies like GPS, Wi-Fi, RFID, IP Address, GSM/CDMA cell Ids and Bluetooth MAC address. The system, however, comes with privacy regulations and requires individual authorization before utilization.

The Future Is Effulgent!

In the time to come, the worlds of desktops and web apps is likely to converge. HTML 5 will surely prove a strong technological weapon that will render web developers with the power to do more than just developing plain Jane web pages. Moreover, HTML 5 means freedom from third party extensions and applications. As browsers become compatible and optimized in accordance with this emerging technology, the opportunities for off-edge creative web apps will only multiply in the outsource web development arena.

Maria is a PHP Development expert who seamlessly delivers focus in her writings. She works for Xicom Technologies, a PHP Development Outsourcing Company . To get quality development services, Hire PHP Programmers from Xicom Technologies.