The programming language, HTML - short for Hypertext Markup Language and the Internet go hand in hand. After all, it's this rich coding language (which started with version 1.1) that formed the building blocks for creating the World Wide Web. Revision after revision has given subsequent HTML versions more power, capability and function. In turn, websites have become more dynamic, memorable and user friendly.
Right now, HTML 4.0.1 is the standard currently used for Web development. But HTML5 development is the next big revision and is already well down the road toward standardization (in 2012). With features such as drag and drop and video playback without the need for third-party plug-ins such as Flash or Silverlight, HTML5 development is a welcome trend. Kirk Communications does HTML5 development for the iPad because it incorporates touch screen features such as "tap" and "double tap." At Kirk, we're already developing in HTML5 for websites, the iPad as our clients begin taking advantage of the iPad's unique ability to organize, display and deliver content that's ideal for Point of Sale, training, sales calls and other presentations that are given one-to-one or in small groups.