Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 14:15 UTC
Internet & Networking Now that Internet Explorer 9 has been let out its cage, we all know a great deal more about Microsoft's position towards the video codec situation with the HTML5 video tag. Microsoft has chosen for H264, a codec it already includes in Windows by default anyway. This means that apart from Firefox and Opera, every other major browser will support H264. Some are seeing this as a reason for Mozilla to give in to their ideals and include support for H264 as well - I say: Mozilla, stick to your ideals. The last people you should be listening to in matters like this are web developers.
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Flash != HTML5 alternative
by dacloo on Sun 21st Mar 2010 12:05 UTC
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How many friggin times authors on this site keeps saying "luckely I have FlashBlock"? I don't care! Install whatever you want.

HTML5 is never going to replace Flash. Never.
I understand that for layout and "general websites" you are fed up when you see that they are created with Flash. I agree, that sucks.

But you cannot create cool interactive experiences like product campaigns with html5. You can't create decent games with Html5. So if you block Flash, fine with me, but you block much more than annoying ads.

The answer is in your article: it's about the devs, not about the technology. Flash 10.1 improved a lot (less CPU usage, more performance) but it's up to the developers to use i
Flash where it makes sense.

My company specialises in the creation of webgames (Unity3d and Flash, both propierty tech) and I know that millions of customers are happy because of these plugins.

It's just that you are a nerd. You are not the general public. Sorry to get 'personal'.

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RE: Flash != HTML5 alternative
by darknexus on Sun 21st Mar 2010 17:37 in reply to "Flash != HTML5 alternative"
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Actually, the difference is in the dev tools. HTML 5 can do everything you mentioned, but the quick and easy design tools to do it the way most Flash devs expect to don't exist. Until they do, Flash will still be around. Of course, given Flash's inaccessibility, I will still continue to block any rich apps done in Flash.

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