HTML5 vs Adobe Flash. The Battle Continues...
When it comes to software a lot of individuals at times
don't understand the similarities and differences between multiple
programs but, it has been made clear that a battle has been
declared between HTML5 and Adobe Flash and it's not only seem by
the tech geeks, consumers are feeling the raft as well. These two
software development languages both have their fair share of pro's
and con's and they will be revealed to show why the battle for the
best software is so intense.
It's a Bird, It's a Plane..No! It's Adobe Flash...
If you want to develop high-impact web content Adobe Flash
could be the right software for you. Jammed packed with features
like media measurement, simplified local storage management, and
acoustic echo cancellation, Flash has attracted and wowed many of
its users. Designing animations and interactive movement without
having known all the back ropes to writing code is a cool feature
to flash. This allows the average person to create something
awesome with high quality software that looks close to what a savvy
web developer could do.
With that great introduction lets break down the pro's and con's of the software:
- It's a flashy software: It has the abilities to present items as though they were developed by professionals.
- It's all about the advertisements! Flash makes it easier to insert ads within videos presented on the Internet
- It's winning the popularity contest: Almost everyone has Flash especially those with desktop computers as the software has a 97% market share
- DRM (Digital Rights Management) is awesome with this software. With so many people trying to illegally steal content from the Internet, Flash makes it harder for them to right-click and take content
- Flash is NOT SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly
- It won't show on the iPad
- Not compatible with many mobile devices
- It requires plug-ins
- Be ready to spend money! It's expensive to develop flash apps for video and you have to hire a Flash Pro for development
Website designed in Adobe Flash
Its Come To Take Over the World!
Moving on to the opponent on the opposite side of the
ring, a young but tough heavy weight, HTML5. Need a core
technology, a language that speaks for presenting quality content
for the Internet, HTML5 is the side to consider. This software's
ultimate goals are to improve the language with support for the
latest multimedia craze but making it user-friendly and readable to
all humans, computers, and other devices. It includes video, audio,
header, canvas elements, and the integration of SVG content. The
features are used to make it easier to include graphical and
multimedia content through the Internet without having to use
annoying plug-ins and API's. HTML5 also helps with required
processing for invalid documents. This helps syntax errors, errors
of characters or tokens that is intended to be written in a
particular programming language.
Here's the break down of the pro's and con's to the software:
- No more hassles: HTML5 doesn't use plug-ins
- Users don't have to worry about it not working on the mobile devices; it's compatible
- HTML5 is FREE and open, users can build HTML5 without paying anything
- Great on hardware acceleration, meaning better performance
- It's SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly
- Users can use HTML5 on any system
- Special types of servers and settings are needed to manage DRM (Digital Rights Management)
- Not receiving much support: Only about 6% of browsers are using HTML5 including Google Chrome and Safari.
Website designed in HTML5
Weighing out the options and capabilities of both software's can be difficult, but one must win this vicious battle. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which software wins and your decision should be based on your website users needs and wants. Both are great at what they do, but certain features are there to set them apart from one another.