HTML, the language used by programmers and webmasters to create websites, has largely remained unchanged for more than a decade. It wasn't until 2011 that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) accepted the proposed HTML5 standard.

Even so, various Web browsers and websites are already using a number of its features. In fact, major browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer are including more and more HTML5 features in each new version released, and critical mobile brands like Apple and Android are siding with the new online language.

That makes HTML5 a critical element for developers. This infographic by Infragistics explains why developers need to learn this new standard - and now!

INFOGRAPHIC: HTML5 - Why Developers Need It

Infographic by Infragistics via visual.ly