Maybe I’m Late to the Game…
But let me spill my two cents anyways:
HTML5 is a set of rules/standards for writing HTML. Basically, imagine it this way… there was once Old English but now many of those words are not used and now we have a lot of new words that perform functions of some of the old words. HTML5 is a new set of words that replace old ones to be more efficient. HTML5 also gets rid of some old words that are no longer needed.
Another function of HTML5 is to say, “we no longer want to read slang, instead we want you to write properly so that more people can understand you”. Makes sense right? Slang is hard to understand for people learning a new language.
That is HTML5
It’s Like Comparing a Pogo Stick to a Dictionary
“Um… that’s not very Flash-tastic.” You are correct! HTML5 is not a replacement for Flash. Let me reiterate so that it becomes obvious… Flash makes images move… it displays videos and sounds… it lets users interact with videos. HTML5 is standards… it is a set of rules to write a language. Not even remotely related.
The Sad Part…
…is that Adobe is getting the short end of the stick.
I’m not a Hater
Let me add some fine print…
I don’t hate Apple… I have an iPad2 and a Mac Book Pro and an iPod Touch and I want me an iPhone 4s. Apple is very progressive and has revolutionized the computer industry. Apple has created quality standards that now every other software or computer company must live by. They do what they do and they do it very well.
They can also sell anyone on anything… which is good to be able to do. They sometimes just don’t do that very ethically. Trash talking a company that has since the beginning, developed specifically for Apple products (and in fact is probably one of the biggest factors in Apple’s popularity) is not a nice way to say thank you.
So… here is what I want to say: Adobe is a great company, Flash is very good at what it does… there’s no need to bash either.