Without a doubt, HTML5 has established itself as the best way to build applications in a multimedia rich world. In so doing it has brought about several huge advancements in web technology. For example, HTML5 provides superior support for vector graphics and interactive online features like file sharing and photo or video editing. It also enables us to stream audio and video files in a web browser without the need for third-party plugins, which thankfully in turn makes connection speeds quicker.
Over the past several years, we have seen HTML5 used to create many great online solutions. We have also seen it used to create some great fun! With the vanishing of Flash, HTML5 quickly became the universal platform to create browser-based games for both desktop and mobile devices.
Thankfully, HTML5 has become the standard for multimedia web design. Gone are the days of Flash and Silverlight plugin headaches, as HTML5’s support for audio and video page elements has brought a standard across all platforms—not to mention the benefits of SEO and offline caching.
With the recent change of YouTube’s policy of requiring creators to reach 10,000 views before earning advertising revenue, we see the sun setting on the Golden Age of YouTube. Now more than ever, there is a push for creatives to develop their own video platform and sell their own advertising.