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Glossary – HTML5

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The fifth version of HTML is called HTML5. The computer language is used for the awarding and networking of various contents in electronic documents. Unlike previous versions, HTML5 makes it possible to display text, images and videos across platforms in an HTML document. HTML5 allows smooth playback of audio and video files without the use of plug-ins.

This makes it possible to display dynamic content that adds value to users and loosens and enriches the look and feel of a website. In addition, HTML5 offers the opportunity to better structure content. The changes in HTML5 compared to the previous version HTML4 can be read about the changes in digital usage behavior in recent decades. HTML4 was developed in the 1990s and has been a standard practice in web content honing for almost ten years. But during that time, the demands that users put on digital content changed. Merely portraying content was no longer enough. Instead, users wanted interaction opportunities. Commenting features, social media links and multimedia elements such as GIFs, videos or audio files. These should also be integrable without plug-ins in websites. HTML5 meets this need.

In addition, HTML5 provides the ability to display drop-down items that complete words or phrases, for example, in search queries. For this, the code is clearer and structured structured than in HTML4. As a result, corrections become simpler, codes are less error prone, and search engine findability is increased. This makes HTML5 an important tool in the use of SEO.

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