Flash Design Is Declared Obsolete
With the introduction of HTML5 coding as a web site design standard, the old way of having dynamic content on your site, called Flash animation has been called to a halt.
The main motivation for this is that most mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablet PCs with operating systems like Android and the operating systems running on iPads do not support flash animations.
Many websites still exclusively use on Flash animation to achieve the element of moving images. Web design has for years used Flash as the acceptable standard for this.
This recently changed with the introduction of HTML5 as a coding language. HTML 5 aims to bring multimedia to the Web in a more browser friendly way that is also supported by mobile devices, such as smart phones. It is a well-known fact that mobile devices account for a big percentage of the internet use out there today. Therefore the coding language used by web design companies had to change to accommodate this growth.
Popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are also incorporating HTML5 in the newest versions of their widely available software. Many extensions have had to be updated in order to comply with the HTML5 standard of design.
There are many awesome HTML5 tutorials available for those who are wondering how to make the change from the normal HTML that we all know to HTML5.
Search engines like Google and Yahoo will also be keeping an eye on the compliance of web authors to use HTML5 when sites are considered for search engine rankings in the future. If your blog or website passes the HTML5 compliance test, you could be rewarded with a better than average position on major search engines throughout the world.
So, if you are a webmaster, make sure that you get familiar with the latest coding ethics and standards. Familiarise yourself with the new code structure and make sure that your web design software is up to date.