8 HTML5 Tips and Tricks You Should Learn in 2020

8 HTML5 Tips and Tricks You Should Learn in 2020

HTML5 is the only or the most popular language that is used to create web applications and when combined with CSS, the commands dedicates how the web application looks and feels. In combination with CSS, it is a base or the foundation for building and designing web pages and their representation.

In 2014, HTML was tagged for the official designation as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which was also officially announce as the recommendation for marking up the web pages.

In this article, let’s discuss 8 tricks of HTML5 that you ought to learn in 2020.

 Omitting type tag for the links

In the earlier versions of HTML, you were required to add a type attribute and specify the link to the HTML pages. However, in the latest version of HTMNL5, the CSS style sheets are presented in the rel=”stylesheet” command. This eliminates the need to write an extra code. Although it does not make that big of a difference, it is necessary to keep the code compact.


 Adding subtitles with the use of track element

Addition of videos, podcasts etc helps a website to stand out from the crowd. Using HTML5, it is easier to add subtitles or captions to videos as the accents might be difficult to understand for the non-native speakers. The track element in HTML5 allows for the use of subtitles and other captions to images or videos.

HTML5 Geo location

When the user or the visitor grants the permission, the geo location API in HTML5, allows to track the user’s location which are beneficial commercially in various ways.

Replacing cookies with the HTML5 Storage

Using local storage provides a better alternative than the regular cookies as a larger amount of data can be stored using this feature. Although cookies help in storing the passwords, and other details, the use of local storage help in setting parameters also does not disrupt the performance of the website.

HTML5 Storage

Voice recognition to web pages

The voice recognition, and the speech recognition API in HTML5 allows the users to navigate and browse the web pages using their voice commands. The API allows JavaScript to convert and decipher the audio into a text format. The Chrome browser fully supports the HTML5 speech recognition feature.

HTML5 Video feature

The video feature present in HTML5 does not make use of other external plugin to play the video, and this is a game-changer for some of the websites. They do not have the need to make use of Flash as well.

360 degree product viewers

This is a unique and useful feature offered by the HTML5 APIs. It is especially useful for those e-commerce websites that require the customers to view the product in a 360 degree angle and analyze the product as a whole. It is one plus point in the customer interaction.

Animations using the canvas element

The canvas element introduced in HTML5 is used to create animations on the website, and which allows the websites, and webmasters to shine.