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April 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm #32244
I have started conceptualizing an idea for a new company and I am looking to set up a site that, without too much detail given, is very interactive and “movie-like”. I absolutely hate flash and find it to be few buggy and very taxing on laptops, tablets, and phones. Is there an alternative to flash that is either in the works or out that provides the same functionality without all of the site and processor taxing that currently occurs?
ThanksApril 6, 2011 at 12:37 am #52181cleecanthParticipant
HTML 5 or Silverlight are pretty much your only other options. Neither of which is as ubiquitous, unfortunately.April 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm #51985
Does HTML5 actual allow for the implementation of interactive videos?April 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm #51987DogsGhostMember
video tag + canvas tag + js in HTML5 can do some interactive stuff, though IE 8/7 you won’t get support.April 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm #51955mikelegacyMember
HTML5 currently is still in a very new state. Mix that with people who don’t update their browsers you may have a problem. It’s unfortunate, because I find HTML5 to be way more sensible than flash as a whole.
You’ve basically got a double edged sword, it’s either you lose the IE 8/7 people with HTML5, or you lose ALL the mobile phone users with Flash. It’s not fair really.April 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm #51864zackwMember
@mikelegacy Yeah it really is a double edge sword I have a wonderfully elegant idea that basically cant be available to more than 50 percent of individuals on the web which is crap!
You could always do HTML 5/JS with a fall back to Flash. Granted, that nearly doubles your work.April 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm #51741April 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm #51729bmccombsMember
yeah I am basically learning that nothing really works how it should and flash is complete garbage…
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