CSS has revolutionized the user interface, which has allowed firms to incorporate branding aesthetics into their products and expand their brands to include their distinctive UI approach. HTML5 allows for the ultimate end-user experience with the highest level of interactivity yet.
Products can now be built so that the UI fits the business needs rather than cramming every business need into the same basic UI paradigm of menus and dialogs. Applications assimilate data that is distributed across proprietary, partner and public sources.
This can be done quickly and iteratively thanks to the lightweight nature of web deployment and create more productive teams that focus on the business needs of the firm. Product teams are now free to expose and leverage the intrinsic advantages your firm delivers.
Modern frameworks such as Angular and React, along with HTML5 APIs like Canvas, WebSockets and localStorage are boosting the performance of developer teams by reducing the quantity and complexity of code. A vast ecosystem of open source and commercial libraries now solves most core problems that would otherwise delay projects.
Modern development processes, modularized code, automation and web deployment have made deployment a reality for many organizations. These developments enable products to get to market faster.
REST, AJAX and WebSockets fuel a vast ecosystem of cloud-based applications and vendors who have repositioned core problems as “utilities” that can be cost-effectively outsourced. Standards, such as W3C Web Components, now allow for the assembly of distributed UI components within a cohesive user experience.
Near-infinite scale is now possible with the combination of several technological advances. A revolution in client-side programming has moved many processing tasks into a user’s web browser and has reduced network traffic to thin, ephemeral API queries.
On the server side, Node.js has simplified multiplexing while virtualization and platform as a service (PaaS) have excused firms from having to build up infrastructure and expertise. Language level features—such as dynamic binding—allow client applications to bootstrap quickly and load extended functions on demand.
HTML5 runs within browsers on virtually every user-facing computer, whether a desktop, a smartphone or tablet. HTML5 is, by definition, “connected” to the power of the Internet and cloud-based services, and with recent innovations can run in standalone “browser containers” that mimic traditional desktop applications.
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