HTML5 to create mobile websites

HTML5, Internet issues, Programming languages

  • carmen
  • 20 Sep 2011
  • 25 comment

HTML5 standards will surely have a great impact on the mobile sector, although nobody knows when or how. This happens because HTML5’s standards have not yet been totally agreed on and established, but what is certain is that they will revolutionize website development for both traditional devices and similar mobile devices. Some sectors of the mobile industry are currently starting to adopt these standards.

html5 mobile website

HTML5’s standards will change the way Internet works, especially how elements such as Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader work. HTML5 includes semantic modules such as <nav>, <article>, <section>, <aside> and <footer>, that will make mobile websites’ translation more intuitive and easy for browsers. Besides, specifications such as <video> or <audio> were added to standardize the use of multimedia content. HTML5 standards also provide a Geolocation API that allows the user to determine its location. We all know that at this point of history that geolocation is an important part of Local SEO.

However, we can expect a lot from the full adoption of HTML5 because the code is optimized for today’s mobile language. In the near future, the most used and accepted mobile programming languages ​​will be XHTML-MP and XHTM. Moreover, the methods used to manage the design and style of content on a mobile site are currently CSS and WCSS.

Also, HTML5 is working to fix problems found in HTML4, such as the ‘tag soup’, inaccurate syntax and parsing and lexing rules. It also embeds video on webpages without the need for any special software, like Adobe. Although HTML5 isn’t yet an official standard, all major browsers (Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer) support most of its features.

HTML5 in mobile devices

Apple mobile devices are known for their incompatibility with Flash Player. Although Flash can still be used in Apple devices (compiling it as a native iOS app through Adobe’s iOS packager in Flash CS5 Pro), after the controversy over Apple’s former CEO’s declarations, Adobe announced that they won’t be developing any more software for mobile devices in general. This led HTML5 to substitute Adobe Flash. HTML5 is fully supported by all mobile operating systems. This is why mobile developers are abandoning Flash in favour of HTML5.


  1. christiano silva 27/12/2011 at 09:33:03 Responder

    Hi! verty nice post! one question, which is the differente between the HTML5 and the XHTML-MP or XHTM?? thanks for answering

    • Mary C. 28/01/2012 at 02:59:32 Responder

      * The XHTM is a language of marks or tags, as might be HTML5, HTML, XML ….
      * XHTML-MP is HTML adapted to the mobile versions, simpler
      * HTML5 is the revolution of HTML, where tags are no longer simple bounding marks and become semantic; it includes offline use functions.
      I hope this answer helps you. Thank you for your participation.

  2. Anthony 06/01/2012 at 05:48:33 Responder

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  6. Sofia 03/02/2012 at 08:07:18 Responder

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  7. Thesing 27/02/2012 at 21:26:54 Responder

    I am exicited about HTML5 but Flash can do all these things in a better way.Creating slideshow in HTML5! wow! what, flash did that 10 years ago! It is very easy to create a flash animation, for example a ball bouncing in flash professional in less than am minute. Javascript is a mess when compared to AS3.

  8. Thomson Jr. 02/05/2012 at 06:11:29 Responder

    awesome, thanks for this article

  9. Menin. 02/05/2012 at 06:12:01 Responder

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  10. Ton Chris 02/05/2012 at 06:12:23 Responder

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  11. Patrcick Fr 02/05/2012 at 06:12:43 Responder

    Looking for some HTML5 and CSS3 information articles. thank you for your job.

  12. Rachel Epnn 02/05/2012 at 06:13:00 Responder

    I have to learn more about html5 to make my mobile web responsive. thank you for your info

  13. Saruski Truski 06/05/2012 at 23:33:22 Responder

    I think the most used method to manage the design and style of content on a mobile site is CSS and I think is the best one.

  14. Clara Persitan 15/05/2012 at 23:28:13 Responder

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  15. Oscar Revolution 29/05/2012 at 03:33:50 Responder

    The internet world is constantly evolving and especially the new trend of navigation on mobile devices. This post is a wonderful way to keep up with this theme. Thank you very much for your articles.

    • Mary C. 05/06/2012 at 00:00:44 Responder

      I’m glad you find this blog useful. We are a team of developers who want to offer interesting information for our readers and I do one’s best to get it. thank you for your appreciation.

  16. Crespo Tro 29/06/2012 at 03:01:35 Responder

    What about the html5 video players?

    • Lenny 31/10/2012 at 02:13:59 Responder

      yes please explain this how does it work? is it better than flash?

      • Helena 31/10/2012 at 02:14:53 Responder

        HTML5 can embed video on web-pages without using any special software, so it doesn’t need Flash.

  17. Jarvis 23/09/2012 at 23:40:49 Responder

    Very interesting post. Especially the part about XHTML-MP and XHTM being the most used and accepted mobile programming languages in the future.
    Congratulations, great post!

  18. Helena 11/12/2012 at 04:45:32 Responder

    Thank you Jarvis, I’m glad you find it interesting :)

  19. Vinnie MacLarty 26/01/2013 at 07:59:04 Responder

    I found the part of HTML5 for mobiles very interesting

  20. Axel 31/07/2013 at 23:49:02 Responder

    Man, with all that money Apple invests in marketing and their products don’t support Flash. Seriously Apple, consider investing your money into something useful.

  21. Genevive T. 28/08/2013 at 02:12:04 Responder

    Sorry flash, HTML5 doesn’t want you.

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