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How HTML5 is Helping Bloggers, Businesses and Users Alike

It only takes one click to get a web user hooked. But if your site can’t pull them in with engaging content and easy navigation, your readers are more likely to “bounce” -- or head to another site after only visiting one page of content. The good news is that if you’re opting for HTML5, you just might be able to hold their interest. HTML5’s improved features are already helping to cut down bounce rates for sites like Vimeo, a leading video-hosting service. In fact, when it comes to building web pages that provide the most memorable user experiences, one could really learn a lot from Vimeo. Already known for its high-quality videos, Vimeo recently rebuilt its default player using HTML5 in order to provide much quicker load times for its users. The results, as it turns out, have been quite remarkable. Because HTML5 doesn’t require web browsers to install additional plug-ins, some of their videos will now only take a second to load -- yes, literally, one second -- according to Vimeo’s Senior Application Engineer, Brad Dougherty. Think about what a one-second loading time means for a web user. No more clicking on a link and queuing up another tab...
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5 Basic HTML Tips For Beginner Bloggers

Since words alone are simply not enough to get a message across on the web, you need that little tool that can make the difference between you and the next blogger. Using basic HTML code is simple and can have a great impact on the final appearance of your blog post. You don’t have to be a pro or a computer nerd to use HTML. You simply need to copy the HTML code of the outcome you want to achieve and insert the words you want it to apply to, in between the code. Let’s start at the beginning. After you have written the blog post and uploaded the text into your blog, you need to click on the ‘Source’ or ‘HTML’ button of your post. This is where you will be inserting the HTML code in order to get the final result you are looking for. WordPress ‘HTML’ tab: Expression Engine ‘Source’ button: 1. Headings The HTML code for creating headings is called ‘h-tags’. Using headings is a handy tool to create structure in your post and grab the attention of the web user. By using the h-tag, you are able to upgrade the text to larger, bolder text, which...
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