HTML5 vs. Adobe Flash

by admin, November 12, 2014

HTML5 vs. Adobe Flash

HTML5 has been developed by many developers and it is more upgraded and unique than Flash which is owned by Adobe. Flash also runs very slowly on some platforms such as Linux and Mac OS X since it does not have access to Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) processing. What this means is that the graphics processing is performed on the CPU (Central Processing Unit) and this causes the application to slow down immensely. Adobe Flash is also not supported by iOS and so a Flash file cannot run on an iOS device such as iPad and iPhone. One of the other key drawbacks of Flash is that in order to play a SWF file, you will need to install Adobe Flash and so you need to ensure that the device and the operating system are compatible with Flash.

When it comes to running on Linux and Mac OS X, HTML5 excels and it has been shown that HTML5 content outshines Flash by running 58% faster than Flash apps. It has also been shown that Flash is not great for mobile devices and laptops whereas HTML5 takes the lead in these areas. Adobe Flash also consumes more power and is not compatible with a touch screen. Because of this, Flash causes a device to heat up. HTML5 on the other hand is compatible with touch screens and it does not have any issues with any device.

HTML5 is becoming increasingly popular with online website builders (who have previously featured Flash and have made the change to HTML5) providing easy to use, interactive platforms to create presentations and websites that are beautifully designed with minimum work on the users’ end.