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Web interaction via HTML5 can be promising but difficult to learn. These three applications can make a developer's job simpler.

The promise of HTML5, the latest revision of the HTML standard , is a simple one: With greater integration between static HTML and dynamic programming code (such as CSS3 or JavaScript), Web pages can become much more interactive and responsive to user preferences, without the need for plug-ins or memory-hogging multimedia files.

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HTML5 represents a significant move forward in Web development because it can provide those features by using the client system's browser , processor and memory to handle most of the heavy lifting. Previously, the limitations of older browsers and prior versions of HTML meant that either the server would have to do much of the processing, or the browser would need a plug-in or add-on to access the dynamic content.

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