HTML5 is the latest version of HTML and XHTML. It attempts to solve issues found in previous iterations of HTML and addresses the needs of Web Applications, an area previously not adequately covered by HTML.

Parabola has embraced HTML5 from the beginning as it provides a much more future proof web solution as well as other benefits. This web site was written with HTML 5 on the open source Orchard CMS. Whether you want a new website or web application Parabola has the know-how to make HTML5 work for you.

Improvements and New Features in HTML5

Easier delivery of video and audio

HTML5 provides an audio and video standard for delivery directly into the browser, which competes with plugins like Adobe Flash. This is significant given the growth of video on the web and because Flash was never designed to present video so its future is uncertain.

Better browsing for mobile devices

Have you ever lost your internet connection whilst browsing from a smart phone? HTML5 now allows web content to be stored locally and accessed which allows online applications to continue functioning even when your connection is lost.

Advanced Forms

Improvements for forms in HTML5 are many in number and could make life much easier for mobile applications. A particularly useful feature is that fields can be validated by the browser rather than calling back to the server. More processing can be handled by the browser on modern smart phones; this means time and data no longer has to be used for downloading JavaScript code.