Using the HTML5 History API

The HTML5 History API gives developers the ability to modify a website’s URL without a full page refresh. This is particularly useful for loading portions of a page with JavaScript, such that the content is significantly different and warrants a new URL. Here’s an example…. Source:

Pushing and Popping with the History API

Until recently, we developers couldn’t to do much with the state and history of the browser. We could check the number of items in the history and push users forwards and backwards, but this provides little benefit to the user. With the rise of more dynamic web pages, we need more control…. Source: