Ever wondered does HTML always have to be boring? No way! Here are 6 cool things you can do with HTML that you might not have known about!
1. Preload & cache assets 📥
Wondering how to preload and cache assets? It just requires a single line of code & you are done!
<link rel="preload" href="https://example.com/asset.png" as="image" />
2. Add Custom Link Previews for the page 🖼️
Mystified by how link previews are generated? All it needs are the
<meta property="og:title" content="Page title" /> <meta property="og:description" content="Page description" /> <meta property="og:image" content="https://example.com/asset.png" />
meta tags shown above use Open Graph Protocol, you can use any
meta tag generator to generate the tags for all the other platforms (eg: Twitter Cards)
3. Redirect to another link ↪️
Redirecting users to other links (used commonly after payment confirmation) is just a single line of code away!
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3; url=https://google.com/" />
The above code will redirect the user to Google after 3 seconds.
4. Make a call or mail 📞
Need a link to make a call or mail?
a tag to the rescue!
<a href="tel:+919876543210">Call</a> <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Mail</a>
5. Add a Color Picker 🎨
<input type="color" />
6. Editable Content ✏️
You can make any content editable by just adding the
contenteditable attribute to the element.
<p contenteditable="true"> This is an editable paragraph </p>
When used with proper styling, it can even be used to create a WYSIWYG editor.
NOTE: Beware of the security issues that might arise when using this attribute, so steer clear of it if you are unaware of the implications.
That's all folks! 🎉
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Top comments (10)
The web preview was indeed captivating; thanks!
Love it! There’s so much HTML can do that gets overlooked
Adding custom link was new to me
The contenteditable attribute is awesome 👍
Every web browser engine implements contenteditable differently and even the same browser on different OSes can produce wildly different results. It's largely considered broken by anyone who has ever worked on developing a WYSIWYG editor. A LOT of time is sunk into dealing with the quirks/oddities/inconsistencies of contenteditable.
A much cleaner solution would be to implement everything, and I mean everything, directly in an emulation layer. That includes simulating the blinking cursor and handling all keyboard input. I briefly started down this path myself many years ago in a project that stopped once I realized how difficult emulation would be.
They're all neat, but do not use input type color. It's rendered differently by every browser, does not let you add opacity to RGB values, and it's not accessible.
nice information bro,loved it .
it's the first time i hear about custom link, good job Tapajyoti
Number 2 is really cool!
Great list 👍