Apple pretty much stated that they see HTML5 as the future of web. My view is that apple wants to strongarm the market away from flash, which enjoys a HUGE install base and directly competes with apples app store. This is pretty important for us as CG fans since… well… the web is the future of content delivery. So whatever you do, in the end, it will be played on the web in some form or another.
So which one is the best standard? Im definnitelly a flash fan… its alot faster now and with GPU support coming along in the future, i just dont see html standing up to it. especially with these tests:
I own an iPhone and severely miss flash, so the decisive news from apple is making me consider a new phone. Also, another thing about flash that is severely under appreciated, is the fact that it looks exactly the same on all platforms. Try that with html and all the browsers out there.
so… which one will it be? id like to get a feel for this amongst people who are kind of important to digital content… wouldnt mind hearing some constructive feedback especially from people who create rich content which combines interactivity and CG (as I do).
p.s. I have heard of the argument that flash is evil because it is used in all kinds of ads being popped up over your screen. Make no mistake, that if HTML5 becomes THE standard - you WILL enjoy the same ads. thats just ad revenue at work. my suggestion is that if you dont like websites that employ these, simply dont visit them.