July 17, 2012 Announced One Million HTML5 Sites in Three Months

The cloud and HTML5 are often considered the two technologies that will usher us into the new modern age of the Internet, with greater convenience, form and functionality for all. However, these advancements can no longer be referred to in the future tense as they both enjoy wide adoption today.

For example, do-it-yourself website publishing platform recently announced that its users have created more than a million HTML5 websites worldwide since the site’s launch three months ago. The platform allows users to build their own websites regardless of how much, or how little, coding knowledge they possess. Users can either start their site completely from scratch or choose from over 170 different templates, designed to cater to a wide variety of individuals and organizations.

Apparently, the UK, U.S., Brazil, Canada and Australia are the five countries leading this HTML5 growth with Wix, with most customers from these areas describing their sites as online businesses.

"Until now, HTML5 was a buzzword to describe the ‘future’ of the web. With Wix’s 1-millionth HTML5 site built this month, it’s clear that individuals and small businesses have decided it is the present and where the Web is destined," said Avishai Abrahami, CEO of, in a statement. "No longer in the dark or stuck with having to outsource, the Wix HTML5 platform answers a wide market need. We provide our users with the hammer and tools to build their online real estate, and we’re working 24/7 to deliver an HTML5 website builder with unmatched features flexibility and customization."

HTML5 adoption doesn’t stop there, however, as a number of mobile platforms have begun to implement the markup language such as Mozilla’s (NewsAlert) Firefox OS, slated for release next year. The entire mobile operating system is based on HTML5, from games to the dialer, demonstrating the capability and versatility of the language.

Furthermore, according to a recent report from BI Intelligence, HTML5 now makes up about 34 percent of the Web, getting closer and closer to XHTML 1.0’s 46 percent share.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend DevCon5, in New York City, July 23-24, 2012. HTML5 has the potential to revolutionize user interfaces, challenge the status quo and change the future of both desktop and mobile web experiences. Join fellow web developers, designers, and architects, as well as technology leaders and business strategists who will gather in New York to learn strategies and tactics to implement and execute HTML5. For more information on registering for DevCon5 click here.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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