• automatic coverage by search engines;
• immediate access to end-users, with no need to install anything; and
• a single code base that spans internal desktops, mobile, and remote home or office use.
HTML5 has been years in the making. Its many definers have captured the most important parts of Web-site construction, and made them available as semantic markup and comprehensible APIs. Intelligent use of HTML5 makes for quicker, more nimble downloads, much better search-engine placement, and easier development.
Laird is vice president at boutique development consultancy Phaseit, is an Invited Expert in SVG who writes frequently on HTML and related topics having to do with the Web. He can be reached at Cameron@phaseit.net.
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