HTML5 vs Flash — The Infographic

When flash was born in 1996, it became the hippest and most progressive tool for illustrators, animators and motion graphic artists alike — but where is flash now?

In just a few short years, its liberating capabilities made Flash the industry standard, and by 2000, Flash gaming took off like rocket. Fast forward 10 years of Flash domination and you’ll notice a shift, or rather, you’ll notice the likes of Apple creating a rift in the web ethos.

In 2010 Apple blocked Flash content from its mobile devices, and sought to replace it with HTML5, arguing that Flash was no longer necessary; Adobe hearing this message, fought back, and a large scale company war broke out.

Luckily enough, you get to decide which platform is right for you.

HTML5 disrupted Flash’s sweet bliss for a number of good reasons; it is the most sophisticated evolution of HTML programming and allows for very exciting, interactive websites. A major advantage of course, is better HTML support for drawing, animation and video.

In the meantime, it’s 2012, while the battle between HTML5 and Flash raged on, each have discovered their own place in the web and graphic design community, offering unique strengths and capabilities.

Luckily enough, you get to decide which platform is right for you. If you don’t understand all the details or simply can’t decide between the two, perhaps this infographic will help clear things up…and put a creative smile on your face.

HTML5 vs Flash


  • The ironic thing is I tried viewing this article in my new iPad 3 and of course was unable to view most of the graphics being mentioned. Because Flash is normally not available on Apple mobile devices, it makes sense to come up with a separate CSS code for mobile devices, one that hides Flash and replaces it with HTML5.

  • Nice post. Detailed infographic comparison between html5 and flash. HTML5 will take some time to be more effective. My vote is for HTML5.

  • FPdesigns


    Flash is best. HTML 5 will not beat it. HTML 5 is old tech with new dress.