HTML 5 development began in 2004 and five years later, we are still nowhere near a final draught. Ian Hickson, the co-editor of HTML 5, stated that the final draught may not be available until 2022. However, even at this early stage of development, HTML has a great deal to offer. We’ve compiled a list of the language’s five most exciting features:
1. Aspect of Video
With the help of HTML 5 codes, you can embed a video on a page just as easily as you can an image. And what’s more, you can manipulate videos using built-in video controls, and you’re not required to use third-party code to embed a video.
In simple terms, a canvas is a drawable region defined in HTML code by the height and width attributes. HTML 5 introduces a new feature: dynamically generated graphics. It can be used to create graphics, compose photographs, and create simple (or complex) animations. All of this can be accomplished without the use of an external plug-in.
3. Geographical Location
4. Caches for Applications
This feature enables you to store web applications (such as e-mails) and access them without requiring an internet connection. Google Gears (which enables offline access to Gmail) is an implementation of HTML 5’s Application Cache codes.
5. Web browser hyper-threading
This feature enables the use of separate background threads for processing without impairing the performance of a webpage. This is particularly advantageous for applications that rely heavily on scripts to perform such functions.
HTML 5’s aforementioned features (and others) are incompatible with certain browsers (IE specifically). HTML 5 is still in its early stages of development, and some features have not been fully defined. Nonetheless, it is extremely useful due to the additional features it offers in comparison to previous versions.
HTML 5 will continue to evolve, but for now, these are some features that will undoubtedly benefit designers and developers.
HTML Titles – Search Engine Optimized Title Tags
HTML titles can be an indicator of a page’s or even the entire site’s poor search engine ranking. These are the title tags that are created when the site is created, but they can and should be changed for the majority of sites.
What are these identifiers?
The HTML browser title is the title or words that appear when you use Google or another search engine to conduct a search. The displayed results will include a summary title that is also a link. It is typically highlighted in blue and is the link you would click to visit the site from the search results page. Additionally, it is the phrase or group of words that appears at the top of your browser window when you are on the site. It is not on the website or in the body of the text. The browser title is intended to inform search engines about the content of the page on your site. It is frequently abused, if not completely ignored, by website owners and webmasters. Yes – I have literally seen websites on the Internet with the primary title “Home Page” or, worse, “Page 1” or “Page 2”. It’s atrocious.
If you view a website’s source code (the actual script language in notepad), you’ll notice tags similar to this.
Katie’s Flower Baskets Home Page
That is a poor HTML title for the home page. It is, however, readable on the site.
When a website is built, each page is configured as a distinct entity, or should be. The pages of a website that rank well are those that match their content (which is critical, of course) with proper HTML browser titles, which provide a clearer picture of what the site is about to search engines. It is critical to understand and learn that each page should have its own distinct HTML title that is unique to the page.
A common error I see on many websites is that the page title is treated as a space for a slogan or keyword stuffing. Slogans and complete sentences should be avoided. Additionally, conjunctions (and, or, etc.) should be avoided.
For instance, consider the following title: “Islandlandscaping.com – We offer the best prices and services to residential and commercial property owners. Our work is unconditionally guaranteed!”
That is a poor title on a number of levels.
One issue is that the page title tag should contain the name in a dot.com format. That is not necessary, and if someone searches for “Island Landscaping,” it may not appear at all, as you have combined it as a url rather than the proper name.
The second issue is with conjunctions. These are used to construct lengthy sentences and slogans in this instance and are ineffective. While these sentences are acceptable for use on the website itself and in meta tag descriptions, they are not acceptable for an HTML title.
The third issue with this home page title is that real keywords are omitted.
Superior “Island Landscaping Service – New Jersey Landscaper, NJ Lawn Maintenance Company” HTML title tag
You want to avoid overusing a keyword in the title tag. Additionally, you want to be as geographically relevant as possible. If your business is based or concentrated locally.
Website SEO is a multi-faceted process that entails numerous facets of effective page creation and marketing. One component is the HTML title. It is, however, a critical area. Best wishes!