HTML 5 Developers
One language that has been ruling the world of applications since its inception is HTML. HTML has evolved with the times and currently, the fifth version of the language is in use. A mark-up language - HTML5 is used for structuring the content and presenting it in a user-friendly manner for the World Wide Web. It is so rampantly used that the fifth version of HTML is now a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation which is a coveted association of bigwigs like Apple, Mozilla, Google and Microsoft (also famous as Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group or WHATWG). WHATWG was formed, back in 2007, to work on the Web Form 2.0 - a technology that would be backwards-compatible with existing browsers and Web Applications 1.0. Later both of them were merged to form HTML 5 which had inherent qualities of both its parent technologies. HTML5 – the current version is also famous as HTML Living Standard.
The language was first launched as a front-end language on 22nd January 2008, while the first major update was presented to the world in October 2014. The idea was a much-needed upgrade that could also support multimedia and other new features. The new language was easily readable by humans and understood by computers and the devices like parsers and web browsers. The version lacked the rigidity of the old HTML and maintained backwards compatibility with the earlier soft-wares. HTML5 was meant to be a superior language than not only HTML 4 but also XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML. HTML5 with its detailed processing model is a boon for interoperable implementations. It makes the extension, rationalization and improvement of the mark-up for documents and API’s (application programming interface) for robust web applications. The above reason also stands true for HTML5’s consideration for cross-platform mobile application. HTML 5 also has many features that have been designed to cater to low-powered designs.
The HTML 5 also has many elements that are syntax-based to include and handle content for scalable vector graphics, multimedia, mathematical formulas and other graphics. While there have been many inclusions there are also some omissions to make the language slim yet user friendly. Some experts also mention the similarities between HTML 5 and Adobe Flash, a detailed comparison proves it otherwise. While both are inclusive of audio and video playing options in the webpage and also for using Scalable Vector Graphics, there are few major differences as well. The HTML5 does not support animation or interactivity whereas Adobe Flash was built to fuse light games with vector graphics in a web page. HTML5 also has the feature, though not as developed as in Flash. Often the developers use HTML5 in combination with CSS 3 as both are the natural partner front end technologies. Also, the language has completely replaced XHTML or the other older HTML versions
HTML 5 is such a widely used technology that hiring an HTML5 developer may not be a hassle for your organisation. However, for the foreign entities of your organisation or the branched out offices it may not be a cakewalk. In such scenarios, the local laws and practices also play a deciding factor. It is important in such cases that the hiring team knows the intricacies of the law and regulations in-depth and can stand up for the company if required. To avoid any such adventures the companies invest in Employees on Record (EOR) companies that act as the local hiring company. Employees remain in the organisation’s records, while the EOR company is in charge of their hiring, onboarding, tax payments, salary pay-outs, compliances security, severance and other related operations. The organisation can interestingly handle all this with just one invoice to the EOR company. It is that easy. Skaud is one such company backed by experience in many offsite locations. The HR team is well versed with the process and comes in handy in the efficient management of your team.
HTML developers use front-end web technologies to create the front-end visual appearance of the websites using the using coding languages. Some of these developers are freelancers, and others may be employed by big corporations or even small scale businesses. HTML Developers is one constantly learning tribe as the technologies and the customer requirements keep evolving with time.
An HTML developer often works in collaboration with the web designers and the back-end web-designing team. The job can get demanding at times and a good developer must be able to handle the pressures constructively. A great match for this job is the one with a strong technical aptitude, time management skills and organising skills.