The world is moving to HTML 5

February 7th, 2010

I’ve always been annoyed by the hatred of Flash by the development world. I’d prefer to see it hated for real reasons (there are plenty) and replaced by genuinely better technologies, but the hatred comes from people who often don’t care to understand Flash and support poor solutions as the answer. Lately this hatred has been getting louder, and from a PR perspective Flash couldn’t be worse off.

I’ve tried to fully describe why this anti-Flash movement is, in so many ways, wasted energy, but I found another post instead. Here’s the best description of what role Flash plays on the Internet that I’ve read since the first Flash ad pissed off a JavaScript developer.

“The World is Moving to HTML 5” and Other Flights of Fancy by Richard Leggett