Time has come when integration of technological advancement has become necessary to make a common language (HTML) usable across all platforms. HTML 5, though still under review of various technical work groups, appears to be acceptable as a common multi-platform web development language. The web technology, HTML 5 is continuously evolving to meet newer demands with innovative broadening of limits of the HTML language as the successor of HTML 4 with enhanced functionality. The efforts of empowered work groups are continuing to ensure cohesion of the new language for serving a variety of platforms. These groups are represented by Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera besides experts from other interest groups.
Mobile websites are now considered to be a major web-using platform after computers. The growing use of internet via mobile phones is becoming a far more widespread platform than the desktops and laptops. The reason is simple; mobile phones have become an all-encompassing gadget; a 24 hour companion and a personal belonging like a wrist watch or MP3 player. Features of HTML 5 have some promises for business organisations and end users. HTML 5 features are compatible for browsing on both computers and mobile phones with hardly any modification, if at all needed. With greater manoeuvrability over Java, this version of web designing architecture allows better customisation and user experience. The web pages are easily designed by sourcing contents from different locations being open to sharing codes.
In the domain of developing and designing websites, usability of HTML 5 is found to be unlimited. Take the first instance it's working across multiple platforms, which means a comfortable working zone for web designers to be able to design websites for computers as well as mobiles. This flexibility obviously points towards lower designing and maintenance cost. Business intelligence is going to become much more dynamic with the facility to instantly collect data any time required.
Full usage of HTML 5 is possible only when the technology gets into widespread usage and takes total control over every segment of internet-based industry. No doubt, its full potential of usage will dwell in mobile websites. At the present situation, iPhone (with upgraded software) and Safari are the only opportunities where HTML 5 is readily usable. However, the possibilities of use are seen in latest iPhones, Gmail for HTML 5, Gmail Web app for the iPhone and HTML5 Cheat Sheet.
No doubt, HTML 5 is surfacing fast in mobile domain, but it is difficult to give a final shape of widespread adoptability until it becomes the standard language in all browsers. As the situation prevails, there will be a streamlined approach at a later stage when it has to be commonly adopted. Now it depends on common decision of companies to make the language compatible with their systems; Internet Explorer is distinctly incompatible for HTML 5 and the popularity of IE makes it important that the language suits for benefit of a large number of end users. The whole thing waits to see a coming forward by the professionals to develop appropriate HTML 5 apps and the business organisations take the decision to make their products supportive of the new system.