Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

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For developers, it has been good times as they have been given room to explore different mediums – including one that has shown immense success – Video. But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

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Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.

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Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube

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Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube. Ever since Apple made the calculated decision that its devices could get by without Adobe Flash, the pressure has been on for content providers to find a new way forward. As a language that does not require a plugin to display correctly, HTML5 has stepped up to take that mantle. As Engadget recently reported, another major website has decided to make HTML5 the default, rather than an option. Digital Content Development.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

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Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5. The movement away from using Flash in both internal and external content by businesses has been slowed by one important factor: This language has been seen as the primary distribution method for rich multimedia such as audio and video. This attachment to multimedia means businesses were waiting for a viable alternative way to send out their multimedia communications - and it appears they have received one in the form of HTML5.

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

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Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete. One of the hallmarks of an overall push toward HTML5 has been the decline in the use of Flash to play online media. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. If the rumblings from top professionals are any indication, the time has come for Flash to recede, replaced by newer and more effective ways to display content. Digital Content Development.

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla

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HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. The past few years have seen an explosion of ways to distribute and experience content. Adobe Flash lost its bid to become the main content distribution language when Apple pulled support, meaning developers have had to look further afield. Now, with many environmental factors falling into place, the time could be right for HTML5 to step up. HTML5 and iOS 8. Digital Content Development.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

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Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know. In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Flash Player is not supported on mobile devices (iOS and Android). Adobe Ending Support for Flash Player by 2020.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

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However, these savings come at an initial cost – the cost of investing in an eLearning development tool , which is used to develop and implement these online courses; and train staff in course creation and administration. These eLearning development tools make course creation and implementation efficient and user-friendly. Accordingly, you can make an informed choice while selecting an appropriate eLearning development tool for your online courses. Overview.

Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

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Rich content being viewed on mobile devices. Businesses are gravitating toward rich content to spread their messages. On seeing how effective content is at attracting consumer attention, businesses all began to use this as a promotional tactic. Now, with the quality of visuals such a relevant part of the equation, it's important to think about what types of screens and operating systems will be used to access content. Digital Content Development.