How HTML 5 can Affect Search Engine Optimization.

What is relationship between HTML 5 and SEO? It has been one of convoluted queries on the web for a while. When some web analysts said that HTML 5 may reduce the scope of Search Engine Optimization, many others opposed this claim.

Here are some supposed effects of HTML 5 may bring on SEO. But before, that we will discuss what is HTML 5? HTML is a language standard to structure and design pages for the web. HTML 5 is the fifth revised edition of HTML standard, which was formed in 1990 and is direct successor to 1997’s HTML 4.

HTML 5 offers improved flexibility for web developers and designers. When combined with CSS3, HTML 5 can create a magic on the web. HTML 5 is expected to replace Flash animation to a large extent. HTML 5‘s use of Gradient, Transitions, Canvas and Transforms which largely influence the designing of web pages. For SEO, HTML 5 is considered as a serious threat because of its new semantic elements. It is feared that they will determine search engine page ranks of web sites in future.

These all claims are presumptuous that HTML 5 will evolve the entire SEO concept. Search Engine Optimization is an effort to develop the traffic to a particular web site via article submissions, link building and other social media campaigns. According to reliable resources HTML 5 will never be a threat for Search engine optimization. Page rankings of a web site are more dependent on relevant content and quality back links. HTML5’s semantic elements will not affect SEO in any way.

On the other hand, HTML 5 has many useful semantic elements and tags. Unlike its previous versions, HTML 5 has offered many multiple options to its developers.

They are not capable enough to beat SEO techniques in bringing a web page in top list of search engine results. We can say that HTML 5 and SEO will compliment each other and go hand in hand.

Flex and Flash is still there, inspite of HTML5/Javascript

There is lot of turmoil after Adobe announced its future plans for the Flex and Flash development community. Adobe announced that Flex will be contributed to the open source development. This left everyone from the community amazed and in doubt. But it is assured that Flex and Flash is not dead.

It is said that Adobe is still commited to the Flash builder and would make certain that Flash developers are able to work on Flash Builder as they use to in the upcoming release of the Flex SDK. Moreover, it is also reported that Adobe will continue to render support to already Flex contract holders.

Adobe in actual is working on two proposals including, incubation of the Flex SDK and BlazeDS at the Apache server. Along with donation of core FLEX SDK, there are some other offerings also for donation:

  1. Unreleased Spark components inclusive of Viewstack, Accordion, Datefield, Datechooser and improved Datagrid.
  2. BlazeDS which is server based java remoting and web messaging technology. It let the developers to connect very quickly to back end distributed data in real time to Flex application.
  3. FALCON, next generation MXML and Action Script compiler.
  4. Flex Testing tools for high quality Flex Development.

After Adone announced this, Adobe will no longer be the owner of the stupendous Flex. Instead, now Apache will be the owner and Flex will be governed with their own well established community rules. So, we can expect that Adobe engineers will working closely with key community leaders for new versions of the Flex SDK.

In the end, Adobe said it will surely not terminate its services to the Flex and continue supporting through Flah Player and Adobe AIR.

This all change could be due to roar of HTML5/ Javascript. These technologies has marked their strong presence on the internet in very less time. Thus giving Flex Development a hard time.