1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

HTML5 vs. Flash

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by TheMailMan78, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. DanTheBanjoman SeƱor Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    10,553 (2.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,383
    How is that arrogant? Adobe is a company, they're not putting manpower on BSD when there are only 5 BSD desktop users world wide.
  2. <<Onafets>>

    <<Onafets>>

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    779 (0.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    What influenced the change to HTML5 anyways? Programming limitations? I feel left out of an argument here!
  3. magibeg

    magibeg

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,000 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    203
    Well it's not really a change to html5 as far as flash is concerned.

    HTML5 is just an update to HTML which allows it to expand on a number of features that would be important for HTML in this day and age. The reason why flash comes up is because a lot of those new features encroach on things that flash is normally used to do (such as playing videos and such).

    Where things get more dicey though is because of the new HTML5 element known as the canvas which allows html5 to do a lot of drawing and animation that would normally be only possible using flash/shockwave/silverlight etc etc.

    If canvas proves to be a viable tool it would be something which would work on websites that would require no plugins or 3rd party software to run so long as your browser supports html5. From a development perspective it means you don't have to spend the money on getting a license.
    <<Onafets>> and Pembo210 say thanks.
  4. Pembo210

    Pembo210 New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    98 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Location:
    Lakeland, FL
    thankyou
  5. GSG-9

    GSG-9

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,678 (0.48/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Mn
    Some of the short hand is even shorter, that's really the only change I can think of. The rest is just additions as said above. Sites can store data on users computers to be accessed later (could mean faster page loading), its not directly part of html5 but there are many options for implementing typefaces that that are being associated with html5 and css3. Geoip is new and an html5 specification. Something kinda funny is W3C did not initially start HTML5, WHATWG did and W3C just kinda jumped on board.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page