HTML5: The next disruptive technology

Wikipedia defines HTML5 as a “markup language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web.”

H= Hyper / T=Text / M=Markup/L=Language

HTML, created in 1990 and standardized in 1997, is the 5th iteration of  HTML and is still in development by the World Wide Web Consortium.  Its purpose is to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices.

HTML5 is a game changer.  While Flash applications lead (native apps purchased via an online store) in the marketplace, bets are that HTML5 will improve and gain in development/adoption and due to lower production costs it will surpass native apps.


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About Linda Jacobson

Linda Jacobson is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the UW Communication Department. Combining her interest and prior studies in Political Science and her current focus on digital media, she is fascinated by how the power of communication impacts and transforms our lives.

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