HTML5 is sure to be a big hit this year as far as web design trends go, and rightfully so. It aims to improve upon its predecessors by enhancing the language and support. It’s new, exciting, easy to understand and better than anything that has come before it while still being compatible and understandable by current media devices and web browsers.
As browsers increase their readiness to handle HTML5, more and more designers and developers are applying it to their commercial projects. It offers exciting potential for any project with much more intuitive sites appearing, making use of the extended video and visual rendering capabilities.
Rather than shouldering all the responsibility for presentation and functionality, HTML5 gets back to basics, allowing us to tap into APIs and native browser functionality, while looking to CSS to create the visual look and feel. In the end we are left with a straight-forward and simplified language for creating websites and applications.
Research indicates that by 2016, HTML5 usage with mobile browsers will surge to 2.1 billion. And by this year alone, the use of HTML5 development has increased to 78%.
This visually-rich infographic by Dot Com Infoway explains the compatibility with the various, existing web browsers. Research also indicates that HTML5’s trajectory will continue to grow to incredible heights in the very near future.