Off late I have seen that there has been a lot of hype about HTML5. When I GOOGLED it, I found that HTML 5 will be released by W3C in 2022. In today’s scenario I think our browsers also do not support HTML5, completely. Here the link to Comparison of layout engines (HTML 5). So what is it all about, what are the pros and Cons of it? Also a brief comparison of flash and html5 is what I would I like to do in this post.
HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The core markup language of the World Wide Web. HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML. It aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Apache Pivot, and Sun JavaFX
“Will HTML5 replace Flash?” on the Web ?
The quick answer is no. -by experts
First, Web Productivity Apps. These kinds of applications require responsive, cross-platform, desktop like and highly interactive experiences. Here HTML5 has created a compelling framework, which will be the most preferred model In the near future.
Second, Rich Media Apps. These kinds of applications include largely consumer-facing, audience and media centric experiences. All of these kinds of applications are highly focused on having a great and immersive experience that just works, and the creators of these apps are very focused on audience reach — anything that impedes 100% consumer acceptance is a significant concern. Here, Flash is might be dominant because its properties..
Another reason HTML5 may be better for your client is more on the SEO end of the spectrum. Google announced April 9th that they have added site speed into their algorithm. If your client is trying to build a SEO friendly site, you should take into consideration if Flash would slow their site down.
The reason mobile may be favored by HTML5 is that one of the major heavy hitters in the Smartphone world is the iPhone, which we all know does not support Flash. This may be a major factor when building mobile friendly web pages. HTML5 will also allow all Smartphone browsers to load faster—a plus for both sides of the spectrum developers and users.
But, HTML5 is a newly introduced language. It needs to be used a lot and then we might be able to talk about the pros and cons of it. Until all browsers and electronic devices support HTML5 more collectively we may not be able to get a grip on the improvements. . It seems overall this will be a great change for developers and a tossup for graphic designers.