I thought I’d post a few resources for anyone out there still confused about the Flash vs. HTML5 battle. A number of people are still wondering about the fate of Flash or whether Adobe is for or against HTML5. Hopefully some of the following resources will help clear the air.
Adobe loves HTML5
Adobe is very excited about HTLM5. Yes, I said very excited. At Adobe MAX this year, they spent a lot of time demonstrating their support for HTML5. Some of the features included:
- HTML5 Pack for Illustrator CS5
- HTML5 Pack for Dreamweaver CS5 (run your updater to get this one)
- Contributing to Webkit and supporting JQuery/JQuery Mobile
Would you believe me if I told you I can convert your website to HTML5 in a matter of seconds? All I need to do is replace the DOCTYPE of every page with this:
That’s it. You now have an HTML5 website. Obviously this isn’t adding any functionality. That’s because HTML5 is nothing more than the next version of HTML. You can’t detect for HTML5. What you can detect is whether the user supports the <video> tag or the <canvas> tag. Some browsers have full support for HTML5, other browsers have partial. Check out this site for details.
Which one wins? Both.
He does a great job looking at why this is an issue, when to use both technologies, and what the future may hold.