Prepare a farewell script and practice it. It is time to give a tight hug and bid farewell to HTML 4.01. It’s time to extend your arms to welcome HTML 5. It is going to make coding easy for web developers and easy-to-understand for SEO guys.
With HTML 5 the webpage will be free of multiple usages of <div> elements. Many new elements have been added to HTML5 that will make the use of <div ID=”ABC”> and <div class=”XYZ”> redundant.
Diff between HTML 4.1 and HTML 5
A typical Content layout in HTML 4.1 looks like:
<div id=”header”> …</div>
<div id=”nav”> …</div>
<div class=”article”> …</div>
<div class=”section”> …</div>
<div id=”sidebar”> …</div>
<div id=”footer”> …</div>
Content layout in HTML 5
<section><h1>Level 1</h1><section><h1>Level 2</h1><section><h1>Level 3</h1></section>
Tags like <video> and <audio> will help you imbed your audio and video files directly in your HTML pages, which means more control on how they appear on your web page.
A new <header> tag has been announced that gives more flexibility. It works similar to <H1> tag, but <header> will contain more elements like h1, h2, h3, a complete paragraph of text, hard-coded links, etc. It’s a blessing for SEO people.
This was just a brief overview of what will change once HTML 5.0 will become the standard. Lot many things will change, which we can witness only when it will be up and running. I am excited about it, and what about you? Are you also waiting for it as impatiently as I am? Share your view, I am all ears.