Nowadays a lot of tools are used by a web designer in order to create a website and make it look attractive to give the user plenty of content to look at on the website. One of the main features of many new websites today is animation. There is a lot of debate whether HTML 5 or Flash is the ideal tool to be used by the web designers for their websites. Keeping in mind whether to use HTML 5 or Flash depends on the type of audience the website is likely to have. Here is a comparison between the two – HTML 5 and Flash so that the website owners and designers can make an informed decision.
HTML 5 has had a very enthusiastic reception by the industry and since 2004, when it was launched there has been tremendous development to improve the HTML 5. One of the great benefits of HTML 5 is that it is an open standard. This means no separate programs need to be written to create apps for different devices like Android and iOS. The video play can be completed by using an inbuilt function of the browser. This is because it enriches terminal web applications without any plug-ins and in the process saves resources. New tags that are added have made it a combination of HTML+CSS+JS which makes HTML 5 more functional. This tool is perfect for web animation particularly if the users or audiences are mobile application holders and view the animation through a mobile device.
In contrast to HTML 5 it is recommended to use Flash if the website audience is viewing the web pages through a desktop or a personal computer. Flash is used to create games, movies and advertisement and is still very popular. It is used for interactive content and it supports transplatform and transbrowsers. The positive of Flash is that it provides more interaction and makes the website a more interactive platform as compared to HTML5. There are easy upgrades of Flash available as the latest versions of Flash are introduced by the company very often as the development towards improving Flash is an ongoing process.
Understanding the visitors or audiences of the website is the key here. If the audiences are from diverse fields the website is likely to get different types of audiences. For this Flash is more suitable. But if the tool is needed for mobile applications then HTML 5 is the way to go.