Even if you only browsing the Internet, not creating sites, you probably heard of HTML. For some time webmasters are using new major version – HTML 5, which brought many features. Now they can do more thanks to HTML 5.1
What is HTML 5.1?
It stands for Hypertext Markup Language, other words – set of tags used to build a website. Recently W3C has started to officially recommend new version – HTML 5.1. W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is an organization that defines standards for building websites. Its new recommendation is quite obliging for web developers, it means that HTML 5.1 can be (and should) their fundamental choice when it comes to creating a web page.
HTML 5.1 except organizing some matters, introduces some set of new features, which you should interest about.
Custom context menu
Thanks to MENU and MENUITEM elements you can add your own options to context menu triggered by right mouse button. Unfortunately, for now, it works only in Firefox.
Showing and hiding
New INPUT types
Since couple years new input types can be inserted into forms. HTML 5.1 introduces new control types, allows to easily select. Unfortunately, for now, it works only in Chrome.
It should look like that:
Very useful feature is a new PICTURE element. Using it allows decrease problems with responsive images. Long story short, you can set different versions of an image for different devices. You can ex. render a small picture on the mobile phone, and bigger on a device with larger screen. Thanks to that, the user avoids wasting his transfer.
These are only a few new features that HTML 5.1 brings. I encourage you to try them out and start using when all browsers will start to fully support them.
It seems that this article it a little bit overdue because at 13-03-2017 HTML 5.2 appeared. I’ll probably take a look at it in my spare time and post a short note on the blog.
All recommendation details are available on https://www.w3.org/TR/html51.
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