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Abhishek jaiswal
Abhishek jaiswal

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HTML6 and CSS4 — Future of HTML


Well, HTML5 has been great, for creating interesting webpages and enhanced graphics and especially with CSS3,
it allows usage of jQuery API’s and many more. Lot of new tags came in like <header>, <footer> and <nav>. Lots of new functionalities came in like geolocation or drag and drop API’s and enhanced local storage. Developers and designers have used above features extensively to create new applications as well as lot of migration has also happened.

But the rate at which the technology is speeding up had never been this fast. A graphic designer or a web developer has to update themselves every now and then. So knowing one technology well is good but not the requirement of time, instead ability to grasp quickly is the key!!!

So here I would like to peek into what possibly to expect from html6, and what is being talked about of the same.

Concept of sponsored/User Defined Tags

An easy to use and express tag, a better mark-up technique is one of the features. For e.g. <div> tag has been used with multiple id’s like a wrapper or container, instead of marking up specifically by rules, you can mark it as <wrapper> or a directly. Imagine using tags like <logo></logo> to mark up your logo or using <breadcrumb></breadcrumb> or <toolbar></toolbar> and you can define all these tags using CSS4.

Requirements and Results

Latest versions of browsers will be required or even an update for all browsers will pop in, once html6 is in the picture. Security will be enhanced, peer to peer file transfer will be enabled and many such features will come into play. As for the output quality, security and coding techniques provide quicker and better graphical web pages or applications.

At Azilen we explore and innovate, and one of the definite area which looks like it is expanding from HTML5 to a more evolved web technology!!



I am proposing that we web developers, supported by the W3C CSS WG, start saying “CSS4 is here!” and excitedly chatter about how it will hit the market any moment now and transform the practice of CSS.

Of course “CSS4” has no technical meaning whatsoever. All current CSS4 specifications have their own specific versions ranging from 1 to 4, but CSS as a whole does not have a version, and it doesn’t need one, either.

Regardless of what we say or do, CSS 4 will not hit the market and will not transform anything. It also does not describe any technical reality.

I think he’s probably right. If we all got together on it, it could have a similar good-for-everybody bang the way CSS3 did.

If it’s going to happen, what will give it momentum is if there is a single clear message about what it is. CSS3 was like:

  • border-radius
  • gradients
  • animations and transitions
  • transforms
  • box-shadow

Oh gosh, it’s hard to remember now. But at the time it was a pretty clear set of things that represented what there was to learn and they were all fairly exciting.

Then why do it? For the marketing effect. Let's find out while using😜.

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