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The Cold War Between Adobe Flash and HTML5

WHO WILL WIN THIS COLD WAR? HTML FLASH HTML 5 VS ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES THAT COULD MAKE ONE OF THEM SUPERIOR? LET'S FIND OUT. Adobe Flash can be best described as a Rich Internet Application tool and a multimedia based platform. Prior to the existence of HTML5, Flash was the preferred tool for integrating animation and a good amount of interactivity to digital content. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and is the most widely used language for creating interactive websites. With this language, it is possible to integrate multimedia content for increasing the interactivity. WHAT IS IT? The graphical abilities of this technology are superior as competent algorithms are used for rendering graphics. This leads to a sharper output of the visual elements. Uses pure codes to generate interactive content. There is no pre-made stuff in HTML5. The characteristics of each element are coded and it is these codes GRAPHICAL ABILITY that are rendered by the browser when the web page is accessed by a user. Flash works with specific flash plugins that are required for rendering the content. As long as you have the right plugin / support software, you can access the content anywhere. The biggest advantage of HTML5 is its ability to render multimedia content NONE without requiring any plugin or player to be installed. REQUIRED PLUGINS There is no need for the content to be changed for different platforms so it saves a lot of time and energy. However, the downside to this feature is that some of the specific aspects of each platform require certain customizations that are not possible with Flash. It can run on almost all devices and platforms which is that does not work on certain platforms. The performance of HTML5 is also over Flash PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY platforms. commendable for Linux and OS X In terms of content development, Flash definitely gains an upper hand. The technology has been around for a long time and due to this, the resource pool as HTML5 may seem to be enticing enough with its high flexibility, but there is no way in which it could catch up to the experience that Flash has achieved. However, there is a possibility that HTML5 might integrate Flash as its well the size of the community is DEVELOPMENT content is rendered beautifully in it. considerably large. The only downside to this feature is Deployment No plugin Plugin required Deployment is relatively is very easy required that older easy browsers either render it Keep in mind the user must have the correct plugin installed or else the content would not render. NONE DEPLOYMENT incorrectly or do not render it at all. Uses much lower processing power than flash based content. If Flash is to be used for creating different versions for various platforms, then it would require a lot of resources and time as each platform would require their own set of codes and containers to store the information. This is a great leverage for HTML5 as people USABILITY & now use mobile devices and smartphones with a majority of the devices having PERFORMANCE mediocre or less performance capabilies. WHEN TO USE HTML5 works best for those flipbooks that Flash should be used in situations when need to be displayed across various the presentation does not have to be K specifically modified for each platform BOTH FLASH AND platforms and therefore need specifich customizations to maintain compatibility. HTML5 FLIPBOOKS ARE and when graphic qualities as well as the details are quintessential. INTERACTIVE. As is evident in our analysis and in the case scenario discussed above, there is no winning position for both technologies. There are pros and THE VERDICT cons each, and their applications are completely different. So in a way, both are winners and are reigning champions in their own leagues. Since both have different applications and methodologies, it is safe to say that the preference for either depends completely upon your specific requirements and the targeted platforms. The cold war is only created by developers as well as users to put their perspective across as being more accurate. e PaperflipP Source:

The Cold War Between Adobe Flash and HTML5

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Are there any difference that could make one of them superior? Both have their own pros and cons for different factors. Let's find out. What it is? Know everything about their Graphical Ability, Requi...




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