If you are browsing the web looking for an answer, you will be overwhelmed to see that “Flash versus HTML” has been a long debated subject among supporters of the two technologies, and unfortunately, you will not find the “silver bullet” which will help draw an exact conclusion.
This is definitely a battle started by Apple’s dismissal of Flash on the iPhone and the iPad, and disseminated by users and technologists. Whether this was a business minded decision or not, the fact is, that open web technology is ready to take a new direction.
- HTML5’s functionality is built into the browser, without requiring 3rd party plugins. This will definitely improve accessibility and usability delivered to visitors to your website. With DOM and HTML support, HTML5 delivers high quality interactivity.
- Semantic web is a future direction in the Internet world, and HTML5 is building its way in. Using the new standardized HTML5 elements to code your website, the semantic value of every web page will increase.
- HTML5 is flexible, making it possible to understand the structure and code behind a web page, to expand features, and ultimately to improve accessibility.
- HTML5 introduces new creative features, showing a stronger focus on web applications requirements: drag-and-drop tools, wikis, search forms, cross-window messaging, etc.