Despite its visual appeal, Flash is definitely an older technology. It has been around for more than a few years. Flash offers various functionality; allowing developers to create animation, web application and navigational structures. However, Flash has been largely abandoned by the web development community.
It doesn’t work well on mobile devices, including in Android and iOS. Unfortunately, many websites are still using some Flash-based elements. Small videos and advertisements could still be based on Flash technology. It is important for web developers to start migrating to the newer technology, specifically HTML5.
Despite being a relatively new technology, HTML5 is proven to be a quite capable platform. It has been supported by any major mobile web browser. They are able to support various functionality of HTML5 including vector graphics and video. It is a good idea to choose full HTML5 implementations and replace any trace of Flash technology in our website.
HTML5 is also known as cross browser HTML. It complies with old HTML 4 standards, if the web browser doesn’t have HTML5 capability. However, we should know that cross browser HTML can be quite complicated, requiring more rigorous testing. This could result in massive headaches for many people.
HTML5 also supports animation and this provides a solution for website developers who want to replace Flash animation. Websites can seamlessly use more common video and animation formats, instead of the SWF flash file. Animations should work well on major web browsers. It means that users no longer need to install plugins to run animation.
Things can flow much more easily and users will only need to open the web browser. There will be no more incompatibility and lack of standardization when users are using different web browsers alternately. Many formats, such as MP4 and MP3 can be immediately supported.
There are many things that we can apply in a HTML5 website. Videos and audios can be played very easily. All users have to is to tap the video directly or the Play button. Auto play can also be supported and any background music can be played rather easily. It means, running multimedia content in the website will be very straightforward to do.
Mobile browsers that support HTML5 can easily support any kind of functionality, including embedded code. Some complicated HTML5-compliant content can be easily rotated based on our unique requirements. This is a good thing to have in a modern mobile-based website.
Buttons can be pressed easily on different parts of the website. This makes our online representation one step closer towards becoming a web application. Many web browsers already support common file types, making HTML5 implementations even more seamless. This is a good thing to do if consumers already complain that we are using outdated Flash-based website. HTML5 is definitely a proper ways of achieving many good things that the web technology has to offer. Web developers should be eager to make the transition straightaway. This should be very easy to do in many situations.