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5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
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What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
HTML5 is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses HTML5?

Companies
6733 companies reportedly use HTML5 in their tech stacks, including Udemy, reddit, and CRED.

Developers
124058 developers on StackShare have stated that they use HTML5.

HTML5 Integrations

Animate.css , fancybox, clipboard.js, Prism, and jsdom are some of the popular tools that integrate with HTML5. Here's a list of all 94 tools that integrate with HTML5.
Pros of HTML5
447
New doctype
389
Local storage
333
Canvas
285
Semantic header and footer
240
Video element
121
Geolocation
105
Form autofocus
100
Email inputs
85
Editable content
79
Application caches
10
Easy to use
9
Cleaner Code
4
Easy
4
Semantical
3
Websockets
3
Better
3
Audio element
3
Modern
2
Semantic Header and Footer, Geolocation, New Doctype
2
Content focused
2
Compatible
2
Portability
1
390
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Very easy to learning to HTML
Decisions about HTML5

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose HTML5 in their tech stack.

Mohamed Ashraf
Needs advice
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AngularJSAngularJS
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ReactReact

I just finished HTML5 CSS 3 JavaScript Git and I'm looking for the right framework for me. I'm in the middle of React and Angular, so what is the best to learn rn? (the difficulty doesn't matter).

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Needs advice
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FigmaFigmaJavaScriptJavaScript
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PythonPython

Hi,

I'm hoping to get some much-needed tech-stack advice. I have been in UX/UI design for ~11 years now. No hands-on programming until very recently, I learned the basics of Python/CSS 3/HTML5/Django/Flask.

I am looking to work in early-stage startups, helping to build tech/software design. Where I would essentially need to wear multiple hats.

The tricky part for me has been understanding which technology I should focus on learning.

I don't really care at all about where the jobs are. I care more about these priorities (in order):

  • Feature-rich / Robust capabilities / Scaling / future-proofing / Security (Is it good tech)
  • Ease of build. (Being a UX/UI guy, I love a good GUI to build with.)
  • Library resources. Would love to skip the easy stuff whenever possible.
  • Strong Dev community.
  • Ability to convert Prototypes to usable code. Figma?
  • Cross-platform capabilities.
  • Monolithic nature. Would love to avoid learning a million different tools.

Basically, I am looking to be enough of a do-it-all type developer, that gets the MVP tech stack far enough along with the company to get funding and get the dedicated resources we would need for whatever the technology is...

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks! - Brian

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A White
Front End Web Dev at Burnt Design · | 19 upvotes · 28.5K views
Needs advice
on
JavaScriptJavaScriptPythonPython
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ReactReact

Below is my own professional history to give some context to my current skill set. I have been a front-end dev for 18 years. My tools of choice are:

  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • PHP (but not my strongest skill as I don't write it too often)

I first of all would like to become a better and more 'full stack' developer, and I have a business idea that will hopefully allow me to move in this direction. The queries I have will result in which approach I take here. One of the most important aspects to me is the system being 'future proof'. If successful I know I will eventually bring additional developers on board, and they will likely be better developers than me! I want to avoid them having to rebuild the system and would like it to be something that they can just expand and improve on.

The business which I'd like to create is the following (in a nutshell), I have ideas for many more features, but this is how I'd like to begin:

Web-based system for gym management & marketing. Specifically a class-based gym

  1. One-stop shop for a class-based gym owner
  2. Sell memberships
  3. Manage class bookings
  4. Reporting
  5. Automatically generated website
  6. Choose a pre-designed template and amend the content through their dashboard
  7. Marketing
  8. Easily send a newsletter to members
  9. Book a free trial form on the website linked directly to the booking system

Important requirements

  1. One system, one dashboard. I would like the gym owner to have one place to control everything. Members, marketing, and website amendments.
  2. Future proof. These features are the bare minimum and I'd like to keep expanding on the features as time goes on. Things like uploading programming for members, messaging between members and admin, and selling merchandise via the website.
  3. Fast to load & secure. I live in the WordPress world right now, which isn't the fastest or most secure environment. I appreciate there are better ways to develop a system like this, but I'm a little clueless about where to start.
  4. Mobile. The data created should easily communicate with a mobile app that customers will download to manage their memberships and class bookings.

TIA to anybody that can provide some guidance on where to start here.

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Needs advice
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HTML5HTML5
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videojsvideojs

Is videojs a super set of all features of HTML5 video player or is anything missing from videojs player that html5 is offering?

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Jan Vlnas
Developer Advocate at Superface · | 24 upvotes · 16.8K views

Few years ago we were building a Next.js site with a few simple forms. This required handling forms validation and submission, but instead of picking some forms library, we went with plain JavaScript and constraint validation API in HTML5. This shaved off a few KBs of dependencies and gave us full control over the validation behavior and look. I describe this approach, with its pros and cons, in a blog post.

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Needs advice
on
DjangoDjango
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FlaskFlask

I'd like to make a web app using Python as a primary language and PostgreSQL for data management. Using those two I can do all the back-end and control functionality, but presenting it as a webpage is still a slight challenge.

I could do everything with pure HTML5, but I would like to try a framework to speed up the process and make it more maintainable. Django and Flask seem the two most popular frameworks for Python web development, but I'd like to hear your opinions on the matter (I'm also up to trying any other Python-based framework that is an 'industry standard if there is such a thing).

I intend to do styling myself, and being able to create dynamic and responsive websites is a must-have.

Bonus points for tips on what web server environment to use. (I've done Apache2 in the past but I think it may be outdated)

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Blog Posts

Jobs that mention HTML5 as a desired skillset

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HTML5 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to HTML5?
Android SDK
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
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