HTML 5 – The End of PSD to HTML Conversion Companies?
In 2009 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) decided to concentrate their efforts on HTML5, a new revision of HTML, rather than XHTML2. HTML5 is strongly supported by Apple, Opera, Mozilla, Microsoft, Google and other leading IT companies and web browser developers. All this means that HTML5 is becoming a mainstream of the Internet.
Among peculiarities of HTML5 there are backwards compatibility and forbearing error handling. In other words, with HTML5 websites written in previous versions of HTML/XHTML-CSS will not need an urgent update to be correctly displayed by even the most modern browsers.
Now the main question for Design-to-HTML conversion providers:
* Doesn’t this all indicate that PSD-to-HTML services will lose their importance?
Really, PSD-to-HTML companies declare “Code compliance with the latest W3C standards” as one of the main promises and advantages, but with HTML5 there will be no need in such a strict validity.
We believe that in the era of HTML5 the role of the professional conversion of designs (digital images in *.PSD, *.AI, *.PNG, *.JPG, etc formats) to xHTML/CSS code will only increase.
Firstly, backwards compatibility and tolerance in error handling absolutely don’t imply indulgence towards and support of an ugly – unformatted and unstructured, garbage, hard to understand and maintain, and so forth – xHTML/CSS code.