The Most Innovating Feature of HTML5{7}


by Yeimy F
 HTML5 is the latest version of the Hypertext Markup Language used to present content on the World Wide Web. Even though, this version is still under development, one of the innovating features is the allowance to include 3D graphics on the Web pages without the need for plug-ins. The Web-based Graphics Library (WebGL) has extended the capability of JavaScript programming language to create 3D graphics within any compatible Web browser such as Firefox, Opera, and Safari . Now, Web developers can access OpenGL, computer graphic API, through JavaScript to incorporate 3D with HTML content. Moreover, the specifications for hardware that enables such graphics have been specified already by the Kronos Group. There is already a variety of computer software programs such as “C3DL, CopperLicht , EnergizeGL, GammaJS, GLGE, GTW, O3D, OSG.JS, SceneJS, SpiderGL, TDL, Three.js and X3DOM that Web developers can use to easily create a Web page with 3D content.” This new feature will provide users with an exciting experience on the Web gaming, and better involvement with educational and training applications.

The learning objective of this week was to learned how a Web page is developed using HTML content. We talked about the basic structure of an HTML file and how to add images to it. Moreover, we talked about the HTML different versions including the latest. Some of the features of the latest version provided were the ability to store offline data for Web apps, the drag-and-drop feature, and the ability to include video and audio without plug-ins required.

So I looked for an article that provided more information about the HTML latest version and I found this one very interesting because besides that 3D graphics are fascinating to everyone using the Internet, it might be important for students, who want to follow the Web development path, to know that these new features require more educational programs to keep up with all the advancements made in technology.

 Reference:

Burns, M. (2011, March 4). Plug-in Free 3D Graphics for HTML5 Web Browsers. Retrieved January 22, 2012 From:

 http://www.pcworld.com/article/221413/plugin_free_3d_graphics_for_html5_web_browsers.html