The Ultimate History of HTML 5 {*HTML5 Features*}

The Ultimate History of HTML 5

The Ultimate History of HTML 5

The HTML abbreviation is Hypertext Markup Language. With HTML one can create their own website and can build many amazing things around the internet. Here this article deals with the past, present, future and The Ultimate History of HTML 5.


“WHAT” Working Group is born – The Ultimate History of HTML 5

Founded in 2004.The WHATWG with members from Apple, the Mozilla Foundation, and Opera Software sets out to develop HYML 5.

Oct 2006

World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)announces it will work with”WHAT” Working Group

W3C decides to stop working on XHTML and instead begins collaborating with “WHAT” Working Group to evolve HTML as a technology


The first version of HTML5 is published

The first draft of HTML5 written by Ian Hickson is introduced but changes are still coming Experts say that HTML5 is a continually evolving technology that will never be absolutely “finished”

Firefox 3 becomes HTML5 Compatible

Firefox 3 takes steps to allow HTML5 to be viewed on the, NewSafari and eventually IE will follow suit

Jan 2010

Youtube offers HTML5 video play

A new the player can only be activated through Test Tube.A better: video player will arrive in just 2010

April 2010

Steve Jobs “trashes” Flash in an open letter

Jobs explains why Flash will never be allowed on Apple’s smart devices.This triggers many companies to begin pursuing HTML5

May 2010

Scribd documents switch to HTML5

The online document sharing site.Scribd, switches to HTML5.this creates a better UI for users who are reading documents on tablets

Aug 2010

Arcade Fire’s HTML5-based interactive film is a hit

A year after its release Arcade Fire’s interactive film “The Wilderness Downtown”, wins the Grand Prix award in the cyber category

Dec 2010

Chrome Web store opens

Chrome opens its web store in HTML5 making non-Apple web apps easy to buy on tablets

March 2011

Disney-Disnep buys HTML5 gaming start-up

Disney buys “Rocket pack”: a Helsinki-based HTML5 gaming engine start-up.its intention is clear break the app-store monopoly and build games straight into the web using HTML5

July 2011

Pandora begins moving to HTML5

Pandora begins making the switch to an HTML5 audio is reviewed as being “less clunky” than the Flash player, easier to load and faster

Aug 2011 creates Kindle cloud Reader

Amazon creates a new web-based version of the kindle eBook reader app.the new HTML5 version allows customers to access their content offline directly from their browser

Aug 2011

Twitter rolls out new HTML5 version for iPad

Twitter revamps its iPad presence with a new HTML5-heavy version

Sept 2011

Boston Globe opens subscription-only

The Boston globe uses responsive design and CSS3 allowing the website to adapt to the size of the screen it’s presented on.

Nov 2011

Adobe stops making Flash for mobile devices

Company makes public plans to end development of Flash for mobile in order to  focus on HTML5 tool development

April 2012

Flickr gets a new HTML5 uploader

This HTML5 implementation expedites uploading large files

June 2012

LinkedIn creates native app for the iPad

LinkedIn has had mobile apps since 2008 but in 2012 saw the launch of its 95% HTML5 native iPad app.the app has been praised for its clean modern design

June 2012 =1,000,000 HTML5 websites created by users

This milestone has been reached 90 days after the publishing platform released its HTML5 website builder.

January 2013

HTML5 adoption expected to boom as over one billion(1,000,000,000) HTML5-compatible smartphones will be sold by this time, EbayBased on research by strategy analytics whose predictions are supported by other research agencies

Lagging Behind – The Ultimate History of HTML 5

Craigslist-Craiglist isn’t currently HTML5

Craigslist isn’t popular for its beautiful UI design but it has announced that it is hiring a designer for an HTML5 redeseBay

eBay has chosen the route of the native app

For now,eBay is not on HTML5.Its media team says one is on the way.the company did however, launch its HTML5 Fashion app

Wikipedia isn’t currently making full use of HTML5 features

The desktop version of Wikipedia isn’t in HTML5 but the Wiki’s tech team is looking into implementing a variety of HTML5 features in the future

WordPress homepage isn’t using HTML5

The blogging platform’s homepage does look great on mobile devices and tablets.WordPress also has multiple applications designed for mobile devices allowing users to download apps best-suited fo their needs.

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