Person holding up a HTML5 sign.HTML5 is more than just the future for the internet — it’s the future for businesses, too. If you haven’t started using it for software development, now is probably a good time to start — here’s why.

1) Simple, Descriptive Coding

HTML5 has replaced many of the old coding functions like <div> and <class> with simpler, more descriptive coding. In fact, some lines of code can be cleanly cut in half while still providing more specific functions.

That alone would be worthwhile, but the real value here is that the straightforward descriptions of what tags do. Aside from being user-friendly, these tags make it easier to read through something and figure out what it’s supposed to be doing so errors can be corrected. 

2) Local Storage

If you’re not familiar with it yet, local storage is essentially a client-side database with improved performance and security, and the ability to persist both across multiple windows and after a browser is closed. The best part of this is that it allows you to develop real web applications without having to rely on users installing third-party plugins 

3) Interactive Content

Interactive content is usually associated with customers instead of employees — workers don’t need fancy transitions distracting them from their job, right? All right, that’s true, but your business is still going to benefit if your employees are using properly interactive software. There’s a reason that user-friendliness is considered a priority by pretty much every software developer.

Functionally, HTML5 is what we call a “rich” development platform. It’s capable of doing many different things, and the end result of this is software that’s better for your business.

4) Full Cross-Platform Support

This is absolutely vital when you’re working on web-based software for your company. Unlike some other development scripts, HTML5 is compatible with both a wide variety of browsers (including old ones) and a number of different devices. That means it’s easy to shut off your computer, hop on a train or bus, and use your smartphone to pick up right where you left off with no loss of functionality.

The world of technology is always changing, and businesses have to change with it. Right now, HTML5 is more than just an option for your company’s software development — it’s quite possibly the best option.

If you’d like to start taking advantage of HTML5, but don’t have the time or resources to develop it in-house, Ethany can help. Contact us today and let us know what kind of software you’re looking for — our experts will review your request and help turn your desires into real software.

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