HTML5 brings the internet into the 21st century. It is the 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web.
The previous version of HTML (4.01) came in 1999.
The web has changed a lot since then.
The latest and greatest standard that’s all the rage with modern websites and the browsers we use to view them.
CSS3 offers many exciting new functions and features, both now and for the future.
CSS3 is the new Flash.
This is the next evolution of HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, which forms the coding backbone of almost every site on the Internet. HTML4, the last major iteration of the language, debuted in 1997 and has been subsequently poked and prodded so that it can handle the demands of the modern web.
HTML 4 has been tweaked, stretched and augmented beyond its initial scope to bring high levels of interactivity and multimedia to web sites. Plugins like Flash, Silverlight and Java have added media integration to the Web, but not without some cost. In search of a "better user experience" and battery life, Apple has simply dropped support for some of these plugins entirely on mobile devices, leaving much of the media-heavy Internet inaccessible on iPads and iPhones. HTML5 adds many new features, and streamlines functionality in order to render these processor-intensive add-ons unnecessary for many common functions.
HTML5 is backwards compatible which means sites written in this coding will work with outdated browsers but also display properly in the latest ones. There are a few features of HTML5 which are not supported by all web browsers yet, we don't use those features because we want your website to look as intended in all browsers but you can be assured that your website will be designed as future proof as possible. Building a new website now with old coding could mean a complete rebuild in the future.
CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets, a web-based markup language used to describe the look and formatting of a website to the browser, most commonly used in HTML or XHTML web pages.
CSS3 simply refers to the latest incarnation of CSS, with additional capabilities far beyond the scope of the first two generations.
Because of its modular structure, CSS3 allows developers to build content-rich web pages with relatively lightweight code requirements. That means fancier visual effects, better user interfaces and most importantly, cleaner pages that load faster than ever before. Simply put, CSS3 is the presentation layer of a web page that leads the charge for all of the other technologies buried within.
CSS3 finally brings the promise of desktop-style layout to web pages, complete with graphic elements such as drop shadows, gradients, border effects, multi-column layouts and much more.
CSS3 is completely backwards compatible, so outdated web browsers will still display the web pages, but for the full effects of what CSS3 can do it's best to keep your browser up to date.
By ensuring all the web pages we build validate with the W3C Markup Validator we can ensure our coding's are clean.