Will HTML 5 Replace Flash Player?

Innovative technology provided by HTML5 is bringing new trends in web based technology solutions. On the other hand, heavy investments by Flash Player have maintained its market dominance in the upcoming challenges.

Flash Player’s market dominance in World Wide Web is now challenged by HTML5. This is good for competition, but will HTML5 completely replace Flash Player is big question-mark for audience. Both rivalries are developing their technology to fetch user preference. At the end, things will be decided by the users.

A critical analysis is given below to better understand the basic rift between HTML5 and Flash Player.

HTML5 new trends:

The newest version of Hyper Text Markup Language HTML5 has introduced new trends in the web world. These new trends are briefed below:

1. One platform for all web solutions
2. Improved coding and appearance
3. Synchronized with web applications
4. Offline browsing
5. Location identifier

One platform for all web solutions:

HTML5 added new features that include video, audio and canvas elements. These new features made it possible to get rid of other plugins and softwares to develop a web site. In addition, HTML5 is compatible with all mobile devices as well as support iPad and iPhone. These features established it as one platform for all web solutions.

Improved coding and appearance:

Coding in HTML5 has been Improved and standardized. New coding environment carve-up the parts of a page such as headers, navigation, footers, aside and etc. HTML5 has reduced the use of JavaScript. Users can develop more sophisticated and elegant forms in HTML5.

Synchronized with web applications:

The new HTML5 is well synchronized with web applications. Designers can easily drag and drop tools, discussion boards, wikis and other elements through a one-click solution.

Offline browsing:

Users may also work on their web projects while they are offline. HTML5 has resolved the cache problem in offline mode. Design maestros can upload and refresh a page properly even if they are offline. This catching feature has provided advantage to web site developers to browse their sites in offline mode. This feature also reduced load on server.

Location identifier:

HTML5 gives geographic identification to find your location. It gives different ways of location through IP address, wireless network connection, cell tower, and through GPS hardware.

Dissuasive investments by Flash Player:

Taking into account the new trends from HTML5, Adobe is also investing money to keep it relevant. The company began investment to create various softwares such as Adobe Shadow for mobile devices. The tools in Adobe Shadow made it easier and faster to develop mobile websites.

In addition, Adobe has also introduced Edge Tools to create new beautiful and modern web sites. These tools include:

1. Edge Animate
2. Edge Reflow
3. Edge Code
4. Edge Inspect
5. Edge Web Fonts
6. Typekit
7. PhoneGap Build

Edge Animate:

This new development tool (Edge Animate) allows users to develop animated content in HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

Edge Reflow:

This tool makes it possible to develop and create layouts and visual designs in CSS which is standard for styling HTML content.

Edge Code:

The web site developers who are working with HTML, JavaScript and CSS can preview the web site code and edit it through Edge Code.

Edge Inspect:

The new tool from Adobe allows web site developers to preview and debug HTML content on mobile devices.

Edge Web Fonts:

This tool provides free web fonts service to grow open source font library on web sites as well as in apps.


This tool allows web site designers and developers to avail library of hosted high-quality fonts for their web site project usage.

PhoneGap Build:

This tool allows web site designers and developers to package mobile apps in the cloud which are developed in HTML, JavaScrip and CSS.

Final thoughts:

The new horizons in World Wide Web are evolving technology quite rapidly. Current advancement in web based application development tools has started refinement.

Keeping in view the recent HTML5 and Adobe Flash Player rivalry case, it is quite hard to determine that which one will be the user preference in future. Although, in near future it looks impossible to replace the big giant Adobe and you may see yourself that in future Adobe’s market strategy will maintain its market dominance.