Lately many clients ask us to schedule your website in HTML5. However, officials of the W3C HTML Working Group has published the draft recommendation of the HTML5 specification for the last quarter of 2014.
The HTML5 approval schedule assumes that now in last quarter of 2012 is approved as a candidate recommendation standard, a process that will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014 as a formal recommendation.
The date of 2014 is important, especially because it won’t be until then that major browsers will incorporate the full potential of HTML 5, so until then many language features simply will not work and is not recommended for use.
It is also expected that the version HTML5.1, its first review, is expected to become official recommendation in the last quarter of 2016.
The HTML 5 will mean huge improvements for web design and web programming. This includes new canvas tags, audio and video multimedia content that will be offered directly through free codecs. New labels will also handle large groups of data using PivotTables, improved forms, incorporate vector graphics viewers or apply drag and drop technology.
HTML 5 already has official birthday. Although we expect will be a great step forward in web design.