HTML5 3D Wallpaper by Rafael Otake.
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For years, web designers and developers relied on GIFs and Flash animations to create interactive elements and movements on web pages. While GIF animations have found a new home on social media platforms and online forums, the same can’t be said for Adobe Flash. In fact, support for Flash-based animations and interactive elements has been pulled by even the best players in the business.

The release of Google Chrome 56 put the final nail in Flash’s coffin. The new browser will block Flash elements for security reasons. As a replacement, Google fully embraces the HTML5 standards. There is no doubt that this web programming language is the way forward.

Animated Elements in HTML5

You can achieve the same level of interactive experience using nothing but HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3. The combination of HTML5 and CSS3 alone can now be used to introduce a more advanced set of animations to a web page. Aside from transitions and the usual fades, you can now move, rotate and fully animate an HTML5 element with these programming languages.

JS adds an extra layer of flexibility on top of this solid foundation. Using JavaScript, web developers can now let users interact with different elements in a more fluid way. Animated images can be tapped or clicked and a response can easily be programmed into the interaction. The result is a more fluid user experience without the security risks of using Flash.

Wider Implementation

We’re seeing a wider implementation of this combination already. Some of the best websites are built using HTLM5 and CSS3. They allow users to browse through content and interact with different elements in a nicer way.

One of the biggest advantages of using HTML5 is lightness. The programming language is designed to be very light, which means web pages can load quickly even when they have multiple animated elements on them. It is also possible to program the structure of a web page more meticulously, prioritizing important content and loading design elements in the background.

The use of HTML5 and CSS (plus JavaScript) goes beyond simple web pages. Web-based games and other advanced applications are also built on top of the same foundation. Take a closer look at the variations of Slots at LeoVegas Blog and you will notice just how far the technology has come. This live casino company is basing its desktop and mobile gaming platforms on this new technology, which is helping it to deliver a superb customer experience.

It Will Only Get Better

Developing in HTML5 and CSS3 is as easy as it gets. There are ready-made frameworks that also integrated interactive JS elements and other pre-made codes to speed things up. The technology behind these programming languages is also advancing rapidly.

Object-oriented CSS is one of the latest updates to make this web foundation even stronger. Developers can now skip the usual repetition and go straight to designing layouts effectively. Visual aids and programming tools are also more widely available. If you are thinking about developing a web application, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript are certainly the programming languages to use.