HTML 5 The Plug-in Killer?{6}

by Jorge R
The topic of my article is to explain the advantages of HTML 5 vs. Flash and Silverlight. HTML 5 is the newest web coding language which has revolutionized web development. With this advancement, people have speculated that there will be no need for additional plug-ins such as “…Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX”. HTML 5 is geared towards web applications which are a new concept that competes with plug-ins. What make it so unique is the vast array of capabilities that cover video and graphics on the web. The article also explains that due to its vast capabilities, companies such as Apple, Google and Mozilla are supporting HTML 5 to better improve their websites. HTML 5 will allow companies to improve and expand on their website capabilities. Due to high popularity HTML 5 has been implemented to the top web browser for video tags, HTML 5 is starting to breakaway and become the new standard for web development. While Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle battle with their own technology to provide the best multimedia support on the web, HTML 5 is making strides to faze them all out. It is also trying to implement the same equivalent functions without the need of additional software. HTML 5 is still a new technology with a lot of room to expand and improve. It will still take years for the programming language to be fully implemented. Until then plug-in companies need to figure out ways to improve and keep their software beneficial for users to keep on using. The argument that people place when making HTML 5 the standard is keeping the only method or form to just that one method. If developers stop supporting it or using it we will be stuck as users.

This article is closely related to Wednesday‘s lecture, explaining how Apple does not support Flash plug-ins in their products. A way to satisfy users and keep true to their word is to implement and support HTML 5. As a new method of web development HTML 5 has a lot of room to grow and expand. Plug-in companies need to find a way to keep their software beneficial for users to still be in the market for web applications/development. I can see why there is wide concern about having one company take full support of web development, but the advantages out weight the cons of not doing it. Having new software to implement graphic and user interface without the need of additional plug-ins is a win for both sides of the market.

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