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HTML 5 Guide- a complete learning about Canvas Element, Audio Tag, Multimedia, Video Element and Difference with HTML 4

HTML5 being the latest standard of HTML has enclosed many features in it. Its complete learning will tell about it, covering all remarkable points and measures. HTML based websites  have magnificently changed the web pages since 1999 and disclosing advanced versions very New Year is itself a boon to web technology. HTML5 is basically cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). It is device independent, providing transparency in development processes to public, more markup to replace scripting, better error handling, and have reduced the need for external plugins (like Flash).

HTML5 Canvas element is an HTML tag which is similar to <div>, <a> and <table> tag. Only the changes have brought into its contents that are now rendered with JavaScript. Canvas element and Canvas context are two different things to understand. Each canvas element can only have one context. With the help of canvas tag with javascript in the HTML document, create the context and then utilize the HTML5 canvas API to draw visualizations.

To evolve sound content in document HTML <audio> element is used. You can directly operate and generate audio streams from JavaScript code, using enhanced audio API features. It contains several audio sources and the browser selects the most suitable one.


Video element in HTML5 is a brand new element that will enable you to play videos and movies in your website. The data required should be video but it can be comprised of audio and images associated with it. It has an attribute that will automatically play an audio as soon as page gets loaded. Downloading can also be served into it. Auto buffer allows it to get it started when required, at some particular point and poster (local images) is also prescribed, in case some error problem is appeared. It has been uploaded with proper control buttons.

HTML5 has not been standardized and no browser has full support to it. In Comparison to HTML 4 it has larger working progress, simplified syntax, the new <canvas> element, new <section> and <article> element, <header> and <footer> elements, audios and videos, that is progressive and enhanced multimedia, menu and figure elements, new form and formats and no more <frames>, <centre> and <big>.

Thus be ready to make updates with HTML5 and start using HTML elements that will remain sturdy and stuck.