Our company has finally managed to convert our staff from effectively using XHMTL to effectively using HTML5.  Our move from XHMTL to exclusively HTML5 is a very multi-part ordeal and the cost to us was quite significant.

HTML5 allows for a site to come without any special JavaScript to be responsive.  This means that the browsers layout can change and adapt to the size of the browser.  Our website is developed now in HTML5 — give it a try: Size our website down by dragging the left edge of the window close to the right edge and watch what happens.

This means the exact same site is displayed on browsers and cell phones, just that the elements are in different positions but everything is still there and is just as usable as the full site.


That’s not all, because the site is responsive, you can make other elements do different things when a certain area of the page is visible, such as making an image slowly fade away when it reaches the top of the browser, or having other animations trigger once that part of the page is visible.


HTML5 allows for rich content.  What this means is, form fields are better read and tagged correctly for audible devices (for the blind), cell phone browsers, and cross-browser compatibility.


HTML5 not only does all this great stuff, but it allows for use of embedded video without JavaScript to the extent that you can embed a video right into the background of your website!

While this may have inured some significant costs to our company to research — it allows us to now provide our customers with a new, robust set of tools for their website’s deployment, and to us, its more than worth it!