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Adrian C.
$10/hr
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  • PHP
  • CodeIgniter
  • MySQL Programming
  • HTML
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • GitHub
  • Sass

I have graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Computer Science and I am a web Developer with 3 years of experience using PHP, Apache and MySQL for any kind of web related project, delivering the final product within the deadline and keeping clients satisfied. I am always available to help you with any problems that you encounter or to build from scratch any kind of web application. I can help you with the following : Blog Development Business Website Development Portfolio Development for Artists and Designers Website Repairs Website Modifications and Customization PHP Scripting Web Crawlers and Automation My english...

Rail A.
$70/hr
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  • Magento
  • Magento 2
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • CSS 3
  • Linux System Administration

Magento developer with over 7 years of experience development and support Magento 1.х/2.x projects and a lot of happy customers. Open to any work, but at the moment prefer long-term hourly cooperation. Service I provide: - Magento 1.x / Magento 2.x (installation & configuration, extensions, themes, api integrations, speed optimization, bugfixing) - Frontend: JavaScript (jQuery, Prototype, KnockoutJS), HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS, converting PSD to Magento theme, responsive design - Backend: LAMP/LEMP installation & configuration, Redis, Varnish, Sphinx You get: - Clean, well commented code following the best development practices - Support and...

Olha K.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • Front-End Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Responsive Web Design
  • PSD to HTML
  • jQuery
  • Sass
  • Bootstrap
  • Material Design
  • SCSS
  • HTML5 Canvas
  • CSS 3
  • UI Animation

Technical Skills: - HTML5 / CSS3: Professional, clean, reusable, cross-browser and responsive code - CSS/SCSS for Angular, React, Drupal, Magento, Ruby on Rails, Asp.net etc. - Pixel perfect slicing from PSD, AI, Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Figma to HTML - CSS Frameworks: Bootstrap, Material Design, Semantic UI, Tailwind - CSS Preprocessors: LESS/SASS - BEM methodology, OOCSS, modular CSS-Architecture, Atomic CSS - HTML template engines: TWIG, PUG - Frontend tools: Storybook - Project builds: Gulp, Webpack - Javascript: ES6, Typescript, Jquery - Full responsive mark-up: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, Retina displays - Accessibility: a11y, WAI-ARIA...

Viktor M.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • Theme Customization
  • Theme Development
  • Liquid
  • Website Customization
  • JavaScript
  • Landing Page
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • PSD to HTML
  • AJAX
  • GitHub
  • Vue.js
  • Adobe Photoshop

I’m a front-end Developer. I can build adaptive and high-quality layouts on your design or adapt the website to your corporate identity. I can also create any custom development, complex logic or other tasks related to the frontend. I have a perfect understanding of how liquid, JavaScript, HTML and CSS work, and have a lot of experience working with all of them. If you want to build a really high-quality website and need help doing so, contact me! I also have a bachelor's degree in "Organization and Information Security Technology", and have used technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SASS, Grunt, Git, Liquid, Bootstrap, Vue, PostsCSS,...

Milan Z.
$15/hr
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  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Sass
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Vue.js

An aspiring web developer focusing on Single Page Applications and similar Web Apps, primarily using VueJS framework in combination with webpack. Product quality is my top priority, so putting some extra hours to make sure that what is presented to the client is as good as it can be.

Phi H.
$10/hr
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  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PSD to HTML
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • CakePHP
  • CodeIgniter
  • Plugin Development
  • WordPress Theme
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Software Maintenance
  • WordPress Plugin

I have excellent experience in wordpress and web scraping (screen scraping, data harvesting, data extraction, data parsing). I have gathered data from major sites (ex. airbnb.com, tripadvisor.com, yellowpages website global , ihg.com, cvent.com, ...) As well as I have many experiences with WordPress, Magento, Data Scraping. HTML5/CSS3, PSD2HTML, Javascript, jQuery, Responsive Twitter Bootstrap, XHTML, DHTML, Ajax and almost frameworks PHP such as Laravel Framework, Yii Framework, Codeigniter. I am an expert Senior Web Developer that can handle any Web Development task. In addition, I am also proficient in all Content Management...

Mykola R.
$40/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • CSS 3
  • Git
  • AngularJS
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js

I am a passionate web application developer. I specialize in Front-End Design & Development. I create awesome websites using the latest and greatest technologies. I have 10+ years of experience in solving design problems and releasing fully-functional web products. My favorite technologies are: - Javascript/TypeScript (Angular, Node.js, Express.js, NestJS) + TDD (Jest) - Firebase/Firestore - MongoDB - GraphQL - AWS - Serverless - Docker - Kubernetes

Elvis A.
$70/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • C#
  • ASP.NET Core
  • Python
  • CSS 3
  • TypeScript
  • SQL
  • Angular
  • MongoDB
  • Flask
  • Web Development
  • Redux
  • Database Design

Hello, I'm Elvis a Full-Stack Web Developer with 4 years of experience, managing, build and maintain different Web, Mobile, and Desktop Applications for a variety of clients I specialize in Web-Based technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, and .NET C# I can help you to improve or integrate your website by implementing different APIs, like PayPal, Stripe, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google, and others If you have beautiful UI/UX designs I can build that using React/Redux, Angular, Material-UI, Nebular, Bootstrap, and many other libraries designed for that On the other hand, I can set up your strong API on the back-end with...

Kundan K.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • Website Development
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • WordPress Plugin
  • AMP Web Development
  • Shopify
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Elementor
  • Website Redesign
  • API

🌟Specialization🌟 ❇️ WordPress Development including customizations and plugin developments ❇️ WordPress Site Speed optimisations ❇️ PHP based software development 🌟Reason to Go With Me 🌟 ❇️ 7+ years of Experience ❇️ An all-rounder with knowledge of development, SEO, design and marketing ❇️ 24*7 availability ❇️ Available at IM if required ❇️ Lastly I don't have a "NO" in my dictionary (I believe if I can't do means job is not doable :-)) 🌟Skills 🌟 ❇️PHP ❇️HTML ❇️WordPress 🌟BIO🌟 I am an engineering graduate and a Google Certified freelancer at Upwork. I have cleared several Upwork tests and am top 10%-20% among freelancers at...

Jake G.
$100/hr
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  • Graphic Design
  • Front-End Development
  • CSS 3
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Litmus
  • Email
  • Email Template Development
  • Pardot
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • CSS
  • Web Design
  • Pardot Development
  • Mailchimp
  • Email Design

I'm an expert at designing and coding responsive, high-quality, custom email or landing page templates and campaigns. I'm highly selective in the projects I take on so I can deliver high-quality results. EXPERIENCE: - 10+ years - CLIENTS: 275+ either as a freelancer or in an agency setting - HTML CODING: 5,000+ emails, email templates, and landing pages in responsive html/css - DESIGN: 250+ emails / email templates / landing pages PAST CLIENTS: - AGENCY: 150+ (including L'Oreal, Harvard, Planet Fitness, Capital One, Wyndham Hotels, Aetna, TiVo, U.S. Bank, Calvin Klein, Sports Illustrated, Vanguard, Tire Discounters). - FREELANCE: 160+...

Valery V.
$65/hr
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  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • Vue.js
  • CSS 3
  • MySQL
  • Web Design
  • jQuery
  • Search Engine Optimization

Senior Full Stack Developer with 12+ years of experience. Actively working on projects using: - PHP / Laravel / Laravel Nova - JavaScript / Vue.js / jQuery - HTML / CSS3 - MySQL I have built anything from custom ERPs, Web Apps and MMO Games to simple sites and landing pages.

Andy J.
$125/hr
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  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • Content Management
  • Website Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • PHP
  • Responsive Web Design
  • jQuery

Top rated Upwork contractor. I specialize in responsive, mobile friendly WordPress websites, creating custom themes as well as modifying existing themes, plugins, and writing custom code needed to achieve my client's goals. I also have extensive experience integrating the WooCommerce shopping cart system for e-commerce websites, as well as working with the WordPress REST API. Over the past 12 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML5/CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript, including sites for startup companies, small businesses and individuals. I enjoy developing, coding and maintaining clean, professional, easy to navigate...

MD. Anisur Rahman B.
$25/hr
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  • Website Development
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Payment Gateway Integration
  • Landing Page
  • Responsive Web Design

I have been working as a website developer and auditor for a long time. I have completed many projects successfully and I am experienced with WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5. I am comfortable working with complex WordPress functions to make something better. I have done my post graduation and professional IT training and working as a freelance website developer since 2013. My Skills in a Glance: - Website Design and Development (HTML5/CSS3/jQuery/Bootstrap). - WordPress Theme and Plugin Development. - Wordpress Customization (Theme/Plugin). - Find and Fix Website Errors. - SEO Configuration and Optimization for Website. - Social...

Kostiantyn N.
$35/hr
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  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Laravel
  • Vue.js
  • MySQL Programming
  • MongoDB
  • TypeScript
  • Git
  • CSS 3
  • API

I am a full-stack web developer with more than 5 years of experience in developing web applications of varying complexity. I have solid experience in using Javascript (ReactJs, Nodejs), PHP starting from 5 to 7 versions. Have already built many of products using best PHP frameworks: Laravel, Yii2 framework along with custom php code.

Oleksii N.
$55/hr
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  • Front-End Development
  • JavaScript
  • Shopify
  • CSS
  • Shopify Templates
  • Website Development
  • Landing Page
  • API Integration
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Theme Customization
  • Theme Development
  • Liquid
  • Shopify Apps
  • Shopify Theme

Shopify Expert (Shopify & Shopify Plus): - Shopify store development - Shopify landing page development - Shopify theme developing and customizing - Shopify Online Store 2.0 - Shopify custom section and block development - Shopify API development - Shopify App setting and customization - Shopify payment gateway - ThemeKit, Slate, Dawn - Ajax cart product template development - Upsell and Cross Sell - Optimization and page loading speed improvement Tools and Languages: - Liquid - ThemeKit - Dawn - HTML - CSS - Sass (SCSS) - JavaScript - jQuery - Bootstrap - Git / GitHub Hello! My name is Oleksii (Alex for short). I'm a web developer...

Boyan S.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • TypeScript
  • Node.js
  • Angular 6
  • React
  • MongoDB
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • ExpressJS

Hi I'm Boyan, a Full-Stack Developer from Bulgaria and here's what I can do for you: I can take your existing design files and turn them into clean and maintainable code, whether that be with pure CSS or any pre-processors and frameworks like: - Sass - Tailwind CSS - Bootstrap etc. I can add complex interactivity to your frontend using: - TypeScript - Angular 2+ and RxJS - React + Redux Then hook it up to a .NET or NodeJS(Nest.js/Express) powered APIs. I'm also comfortable with various databases such SQL(MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL(MongoDB), as well as different ORMs(TypeORM, Sequelize, Entity Framework). I can also integrate the most...

Ryan C.
$63/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • Python
  • Swift
  • Java
  • Vue.js
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • C
  • WordPress
  • SQL
  • WordPress Plugin
  • HTML
  • CSS

I am a software developer and project manager with over 7 years of experience completing successful projects in a wide range of applications. Why should you work with me? ✅ Top-Rated ✅ 95%+ Job Success Rating ✅ High-quality and clean code ✅ Quality Assurance and Support ✅ Native English Speaker I have worked with a large number of modern programming languages and design tools for web and mobile development, as well as native tools like Python and Java, and continue to be willing and able to learn new technologies as required for my projects. I help develop the success of you or your organization by placing a high...

Saul V.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • JavaScript
  • Shopify Theme
  • Shopify Templates
  • Shopify
  • Liquid
  • Ecommerce Website
  • HTML
  • Shopify Plus

I am an Idaho-based developer that specializes in the Shopify platform. Some common tasks I can help you with include: Shopify Account Setup and Configuration, Customizing your Existing Shopify Theme, Building a new Custom Shopify Theme, Setup and Integrating with Apps and 3rd party service, and even upgrading your theme to Shopify 2.0. Even if what you need help with isn't listed, no worries. If you need any help on Shopify, I'm your guy! Have you had other Shopify Developers/Designers not be able to fix your issue? Contact me! I can help and if I can't, no worries. There will be no charges made. I make sure you are happy with the outcome...

Andrew I.
$70/hr
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  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • API
  • Website Redesign
  • Web Design
  • Wireframes
  • Hugo
  • Next.js

I lead an international collective of UX designers and web developers building thoughtfully designed JAMstack sites with modern, collaborative development workflows. Please think of us as your in-house web team for static websites and progressive web applications. We cover the whole lifecycle from discovery to deployment and beyond to maintenance, growth, and scaling. As you grow, we aim to scale with you. Why don't you drop me a line on here to discuss your JAMstack project

Matthew S.
$97/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • React
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS Lambda
  • Web Application
  • Website Development
  • Cryptocurrency
  • web3.js
  • Next.js
  • ExpressJS
  • DevOps
  • AWS CloudFormation

Matt is the owner and lead architect of Mythic Tech. He graduated from Ashland University in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. Over the past 9 years, he has been part of numerous enterprise development projects, as developer, manager, and architect. He is a unicorn of the technical world; being able to design, full-stack develop, and architect solutions. Matt is also a father to a two year old little girl and the proud dog dad to two crazy pups. When he's not busy with work or being a dad, he enjoys gaming, hiking, woodworking, golfing, and watching The Office (for the 6,000th time). He's also an advocate for mental health...

Varun G.
$90/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • AngularJS
  • HTML
  • CSS 3
  • Website Development
  • Responsive Web Design
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Twitter Bootstrap

** Upwork Javascript Frontend Certified Developer ** I am having 9+ years of experience on Web development (Refer: varungoel.net for more details). Currently, working as Frontend Technical Trainer and does quite a few trainings, workshops/bootcamps across the world. On Angular 2+ (currently using v12 )with TypeScript, I have a total of 3.5+ year of experience and follow standard practices while making use of tslint etc. I have a total of 4+ years of experience while working on Angular 1.x web applications. I follow industry standard tools and practices such as grunt / gulp for task management, npm/bower for package managers,...

Romantsova A.
$30/hr
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  • MySQL
  • Vue.js
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • React
  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • Android

Dear future client, I’m Anna, I have more then 6 years of web development experience. I'm a full stack web developer, proficient using: ✓ PHP ✓ CMS: WordPress, WordPress Multisite, ✓ Frameworks: Laravel, Codeigniter ✓ MySQL, MariaDB ✓ HTML5,CSS3 ✓ JavaScript (es5, es6), jQuery ✓ Vue.js, React.js ✓ Server Administration, Apache, Nginx ✓ Git, Webpack, Gulp, Composer ✓ API - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr

Vadym S.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Shopify
  • WordPress
  • Responsive Web Design
  • PHP
  • Shopify Theme
  • WordPress Theme
  • CSS 3
  • Webflow
  • React
  • Page Speed Optimization
  • Website Optimization
  • Animation
  • Website Customization

Hello! I will be happy to help you with any web development projects. You're about to make the right choice as I have extensive experience in: - Cross-browser, mobile responsive, and pixel-perfect web development based on the designs - Loading speed, SEO, performance site optimization (Lighthouse, GTMetrix, Google page speed) - Integration of any third-party services or APIs - Bug fixing, QA, testing - Web design software: Figma / Sketch / Adobe XD / Illustrator / InVision / Adobe Photoshop - JavaScript / PHP coding - HTML / CSS layouts of any complexity - Tons of various JavaScript / CSS libraries and frameworks - Smooth web animations...

Sebastian R.
$60/hr
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  • CSS 3
  • Backbone.js
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • PHP
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Website Analytics

I'm a Full Stack Web Developer with over 13 years of intensive work in the web development industry. My knowledgebase / experience goes beyond a ‘senior engineer’ because I have a higher understanding of all the connecting pieces and aspects of building large-scale web based applications. Frontend Skills: Angular.js, Backbone.js, Require.js, Javascript, Jquery, Ajax, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap Backend Skills: PHP, JS/node.js , Django Databases: Mysql, PostgreSQL, Oracle Contact me if you’re looking for someone that: • has an analytical mind and eye for detail. • can provide you with the PROS and also the CONS on each decision you make,...

Danylo A.
$50/hr
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  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Shopify
  • Shopify Templates
  • Website Development
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • CSS 3
  • HTML
  • CSS

I'm Ukraine based Web Developer with 6+ years of work experience. TOP RATED PLUS freelancer on Upwork. Selected as top 3% of developers on Upwork. Have a masters degree at Computer Technologies. I have worked with different types of projects, starting from simple blog, up to complex custom applications, real estates, dashboards. Looking at my background you can be sure, that You will get final project, fully responsive for all devices, with good clean code, and fast in performance. Custom plugin development, complex custom themes, or just fixing your current projects. Let's work together and we will make all your ideas come to reality!...

Sergey Y.
$20/hr
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  • HTML
  • CSS 3
  • Sass
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PSD to HTML
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • API Integration
  • JSON API
  • PHP
  • CSS

Skills: HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, jQuery, Wordpress, Joomla, Api integration. I am professional Web developer with over 10 years of extensive experience in building high quality websites. -- Responsive, Mobile-first Websites by default -- Bootstrap 4 (3 on demand), Foundation 6, HTML5 Grids -- HTML5 , CSS3, SCSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, jQuery UI -- PSD to HTML -- Wordpress, Joomla -- Various apis integration -- Strictly follow Web 2.0 and W3C standards -- I make sure of the cross-browser compatibility of the code in modern browsers. Older browsers support on demand -- SEO-friendly, performance-driven architecture & SEO...

Argel John S.
$10/hr
  • Trophy Icon HTML5
  • MySQL
  • WooCommerce
  • AJAX
  • SQL
  • jQuery
  • API Integration
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • CSS 3
  • Custom PHP
  • Website Development
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • C#

Proficient in full stack development using C#, PHP (including Laravel Framework), CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, JQuery, Ajax, Bootstrap and Wordpress. Have more than 5 years in C# development and 6 years in PHP development. Worked for different employers in US, Australia and Philippines. Developed different responsive applications and websites such as PR Applications, Inventory Systems, Sales Systems, Scheduling System, Internal applications for companies and several Wordpress websites.

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How to Hire Top HTML5 Developers

How to hire HTML5 specialists

HTML5 developers are front-end developers with a specialization in the use of the HTML5 language to produce and present digital content on websites and mobile devices. HTML5 developers generally have a strong understanding and command of previous iterations of the HTML language, which can be used to help you and your business update or integrate any currently existing systems.

Defining your project with as much detail and documentation as possible will help you attract the right HTML5 developer to your project. The better you define your project, the more accurate the estimates will be when developers propose terms for your project.

The first thing you should flesh out is what the HTML5 developer will be doing. This enables you to describe the work to be done and gives you some direction on the level of programmer that you need (junior, intermediate, or senior).

These and other details may include:

  • Information about your business or industry.
  • A summary of your project: What it is, and why it’s happening.
  • Your target audience.
  • A project timeline, including any key milestones/deliverables and testing timelines.
  • The project budget.

How to shortlist HTML5 specialists

A few other questions you may want to ask:

  • “Can you name a few of your favorite new features from HTML5?” HTML5 launched with a lot of new features that any true HTML5 developer is sure to know about. Also look for answers involving features like geolocation, drag-and-drop, caching, and other fun new extensions to the JavaScript API.
  • “What’s the difference between the HTML5 <header> tag and traditional header tags like <h1>?This is a simple test of HTML5 knowledge—the <header> element is simply one of the structural elements of a web page, like the <body>, <article> or <section> elements. They help you better organize your content. <h1> tags retain their original role as the top-level heading of a “section.”

  • “What is HTML5 Web Storage and how does it work?” One of the new features of HTML5 is the ability it grants web pages to store data locally without the use of cookies using Web Storage. It’s inherently more secure, as it involves storing data as name/value pairs that are only accessible by the web page that stored the data itself—information never has to be sent to the server. Bonus points if they also mention localStorage and sessionStorage in their answer, the former being a more permanent form of storage that remains on the user’s computer until they choose to clear their browser cache, the latter being a less permanent form that terminates after a user session ends.

How to write an effective HTML5 developer job post

Writing the perfect job description to find a front-end developer with expertise in HTML5 should include the basics about your site as well as some insight into the structure, content, and design of your site. Explain in detail what the site or app will do and look like so they know what’s being asked of the HTML markup that will organize the CSS and JavaScript (which create the look and feel and interactivity).

Tip: Since most front-end developers will probably list HTML5 as a skill, it is especially important you specifically state why you want an HTML5 developer and not just general front-end help.

To appeal to the HTML5 developer who’s best suited to your project, write a job post that explains:

  • The problem you’re trying to solve with your app or site
  • Wireframes or mockups that describe the architecture, content and functionality
  • Any existing integrations, preprocessors, task runners, frameworks, or libraries used
  • The deliverables and timeline
  • Any requests for the proposal process

HTML5 FAQs

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core component behind the structure of a webpage. HTML elements form the basic building blocks of a website, allowing developers to semantically structure content into headers, paragraphs, lists, and the other familiar elements that make up a webpage.

HTML5 is the fifth iteration of the near ubiquitously used HTML markup language used for organizing and publishing content on the World Wide Web. HTML5 was standardized and unveiled its first full and stable release in 2014, and has quickly become used in all manner of devices and services, including 34 of the top 100 websites.

Why hire an HTML5 developer?

If you are creating content to present on the web and want to incorporate multimedia elements, it is important to use the proper scripting protocols and tools, like Adobe Flash and HTML.

An HTML5 developer is simply a front-end developer who has specialized knowledge in HTML5, and is capable of taking advantage of all the perks unique to this latest iteration of the HTML specification. A front-end developer uses a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the client-side or user-facing portion of a website—which includes everything from front-end features like drop-down menus and shiny call-to-action buttons, to the overall manner in which photos, articles, videos, and other content are displayed in your web browser.

How much does it cost to hire an HTML5 developer?

How do you estimate a budget for how much it will cost to hire an HTML5 developer? Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire an HTML5 developer.

HTML vs. XHTML vs. HTML5

While their names may sound the same, HTML, HTML5, and XHTML are three variations on the markup language HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and each are different technologies with unique capabilities, representing evolutions of HTML throughout its lifespan as the backbone of web technology. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the role of markup languages in web development, and how these three versions differ from one another.

What are markup languages?

Markup languages are the foundation of the web—where it all started, when websites were just static pages with text and a little formatting. Essentially, everything you see on the web is a combination of markup (text), cascading style sheets or CSS (design), and front-end scripts (interactivity). That markup, made possible by HTML, is what creates a site’s foundation.

A good way to think about markup languages is as the “architecture” for a site, creating its structure and content. While programming languages like Ruby, PHP, and Python provide machines with instructions, markup languages provide computers with information. Programming languages tell data and databases how to behave; markup languages structure that data.

HTML

HTML was the first Internet-based language developed strictly for the web. Anything displayed in a browser is organized via HTML—it’s central to the web development process and has evolved along with it.

HTML is static structure, organization, and content—think of those early websites that were simple text with some basic formatting. The way it works is through “tags,” which tell a browser how to display specific pieces of text. At its most simple, an HTML tag tells a browser to make the selected text bold, and the same goes for aligning text, creating headlines, adding hyperlinks, and more.

Once that basic HTML markup document is created, all other dynamic aspects of a site can be embedded into that file—e.g., a JavaScript program to add interactivity, server-side scripts that connect the site to the database, and CSS files that add stylistic elements. These files can all be linked out of the HTML file, making it much like the backbone of the site.

XHTML (eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language)

XHTML is essentially identical to HTML4 (the fourth iteration of HTML), but with elements of XML that extend HTML’s capabilities. XHTML came along before HTML5, right after HTML4, solving for some cross-browser compatibility issues and offering a “best of both worlds” scenario. It’s a bit stricter than HTML, providing more precise standards and specifications for how a site’s data is broken down and transmitted. This does make it a bit unforgiving, however, and it can be tougher to debug.

XHTML is written in the same format as an XML application, another descriptive markup language that functions like a complement to HTML, specifically handling how data is organized. (In markup, XML describes elements of data, while HTML displays that data.)

Much of what XHTML was designed to do has been covered with the launch of HTML5, however, making it nearly obsolete.

HTML5: the latest and greatest version of HTML

HTML’s latest evolution, HTML5, is a versatile game-changer. HTML5 adds a ton of new features to the HTML repertoire, making it able to do so much more on its own. It’s a hybrid of three types of code—HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—and by bundling these three components, HTML5 lets developers work faster and more efficiently. The resulting site architecture is agile, mobile-friendly, and compatible with more browsers.

So, how else is HTML5 different from HTML? First, it touts one major advantage over its predecessor: cross-platform application development. It also solves problems that XHTML formerly addressed, and boasts better compatibility across more browsers.

HTML5 has incorporated many new APIs and features like drawing, video playback, and drag-and-drop—effects that developers could only implement before with the help of third-party plug-ins.

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