May 16, 201
I remember back in the day when I started getting into the Digital age, I came across a program called Macromedia Flash 4. I thought the web had to be static and boring, and although I may have actually been a slightly late adopter for some uber nerds and geeks around the globe, Flash absolutely boggled my mind. I thought it was amazing.
Over the years though, Flash has become less and less adaptable with new devices. The iPhone and iPad for instance do not support Flash. This is common knowledge and has been widely publicised, but that doesn’t mean Flash is useless just because of one device, or… well… brand.
The plus side of Flash is it can be quite immersive. It can create an experience for the screen, and these days generally can do just about anything visually. It’s quite impressive considering it does so much at such a small file size (provided you do it right!). The downside is it’s bad for search (although getting better) and doesn’t work properly or at all on mobile devices – which is where things are heading more and more.
The thing is, not every device supports HTML5 either, but everything does support HTML.
Check out the below infographic originally from here and let us know what you think about HTML and Flash and what’s better.