Will HTML5 replace Flash?

Trashing flash? Beginning the insight into HTML5 and the effects it may have against Adobe Flash and Real Time.

Will HTML replace Adobes Flash player?

Coding is the beginning of the Internet, the naked skeleton left when stripping the clothes of a website. HTML is the bone and language of which the web speaks to in order for us to see a visual site on our pages. HTML5 is the newest version of the back ground language, which erases the need for plug-ins as video, animation and audio are supported by the browser. Allowing web designers to create advanced graphics, transitions, typography and animations, ingeniously developed with web application developers in mind to tackle the online evolution as the globe goes mobile.

New elements included in HTML5 are;

  • Canvas- ability to render graphics, visual images and graphs.
  • Video- eventually tipped off as becoming the everyday way of viewing video online, by embedding video without downloading plug-ins.
  • Audio- can be out into the web page when coding it into the site.
  • Geolocation- a different way of locating a user’s location, generating information from GPS and WiFi towers instead of IP addresses (the numbers behind the web address locating where you are)
  • Offline Web Applications- users can continue interaction with web apps and docs even if a network connection is unavailable

HTML5 has endorsed into 3D territory!

The new code will more than likely apply to new development of web pages and so it will take a rather long time for HTML5 to take over the world. Established sites will need to spend money and time to transfer their flash sites to the new code as Flash coding cannot be re-used as a structure for redevelopment, and so all graphics and video players will have to be remade with the HTML5 language. As it continues to grow, and the world switches over, the web will excel into efficiency without the ridiculous download, troubleshoot, configuration problems and memory errors related with plug-ins.

Adobe Flash technology is the accelerator of the viral cycle, games, interactive graphics, videos and adverts. It’s that annoying plug-in pop-up that harasses our screens when we visit a site built on flash, or holds content supported with flash.  It’s time consuming, eats our batteries and crashes our browsers, and if not updated when it tells you to, viewing content on certain sites is difficult. Even though Flash was built to work across all web browsers and computer types, Apples gadgets and apps have banned Flash from their devices, because they don’t wish to depend on flash downloads, whereas HTML5 is coding implemented into the sites, it is usable over all devices-apart from old browsers. It’s an essential part of evolution and the future of web.

Adobe make many of their revenue from design programmes such as Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop, so they won’t go out of business with their internationally renowned Creative Suite of Software used by millions of designers, developers and creative’s. BUT, with Flash’s ownership of web video and advertisements, creative’s have to spend on Adobe software and so, will the development process of HTML5 diminish software sales with its jump into viral integration??