Why Use HTML5 Instead of Flash?SITE123 is part of a growing global trend moving toward HTML5 (Hyper Text Markup Language 5), a website coding language that can handle the new demands of the modern internet.
Everything from search engine optimization (SEO) to video embedding is easier, faster, and more accurate with this newest version of HTML. That's why so many websites are replacing their old Adobe Flash features with user-friendly HTML5. But why is it so much better?
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Universal compatibilityIf you use Flash to share content with your readers, not only do you have to download the proper software to create your content; you also have to bet on the fact that your reader will have the software too. Some mobile devices are actually incapable of handling Flash software, but HTML5 is now the standard, so most browsers and devices already support it. With HTML5, everything from graphics to videos to plain text can be created and viewed in the same exact place. Never expect your readers to revisit your website from a personal computer later, or to interrupt their browsing in order to download a new program. In this era of fast-growing technology and shrinking attention spans, you definitely don't want to alienate mobile users or interrupt readers. Reader retention is crucial, so make your first impression a good one.
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