should i switch to a html site (currently have a flash bludomain)due to iPad/iPod use

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  1. Rephargotohp

    Rephargotohp TPF Noob!

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    As a web developer maybe you can answer a question I have about Flash, Why do large companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds, Chrysler etc all have flash elements in their websites and all of the Native You Tube Videos(native non mobile) are all flash. All porn videos, the largest watched thing on the internet ( so I have heard, I wouldn't know) are flash. They have huge budgets so why would they use something that dosen't work?

    Just curious


     
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    I didn't say it doesn't work, it does, but it's not the bees knees. Flash is more widely supported than something like HTML5 which is technically not even official yet. It's set to be released in 2014-2015. Some companies will jump on the bandwagon when it's more widely supported, but until then, no multi billon dollar company will do that. They'll be risking too much. But in the end, they can both do exactly the same thing (Flash - Flash Particles by Seb Lee-Delisle HTML5 - HTML Particles by Seb Lee-Delisle).
     
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    ha ha ha.. guilty on almost all fronts ;) ... It's so funny - it's stuff that annoys the S*&t out of me too, but I'm guilty of it - if the option is there I tend to go with it (i.e. - music). I'm going to be changing all that on the new site. I had a great wordpress blog that I hosted myself going but the template I purchased allowed phishing sites to be added to it via holes in the coding - so I had to start back from scratch and my new blog is a little threadbare.

    Thanks for all the input.. I am enjoying reading all the 'two bits' people have to put in on this topic.
     
  4. pashphotography

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    Thank you for this advice maaatter!

    Interesting question Rephargotohp!
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a completely non-flash website that acts like flash. I think it works great.
     
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    Nice site Eric... I like the flow of it.. well done.
     
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    NickA did a nice job of answering your question. HTML 5 adds new tags that allow web developers to specify features that are implemented by the browser (video playback, for example). So I want to play a video I can instruct the browser via an HTML tag to treat a piece of content as a video and the browser will know what to do with it. Flash on the other hand, relies on little programs that are downloaded to your computer and hosted on an HTML page in your browser. You have to have an installed piece of software (called a runtime) on your computer in order to execute the instructions in the Flash site. The Flash program instructs the Flash runtime to play a video, show a slideshow, etc.

    Flash works relatively well and is well established on desktop computers. Apple iDevices do not have a Flash runtime, so there is nothing available to follow the instructions imbedded in your Flash site. Adobe is slowly walking away from Flash as they see the writing is on the wall for its end of life.
     
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    Hi there - thought I would add my two cents. Flash is fine if you are using a service that gives you a shadow site for the iPad and iPhone. One service that does it all is FolioLink.com. They just launched a highly customizable HTML5 design for photographers and they have been doing Flash for a long time that run shadow iPad, iPhone and search engine sites in HTML. I know you said you want to buy the template and handle the hosting on your own, so FolioLink is maybe not a match for you, but it is a great solution if you are looking for an all in one deal that you can customize and manage on your own. The site behaves like Flash, but is built with HTML5. Let me know what you think.

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    I just bought my emmet template the other day, bludomain hasbeen exceptional about their customer service, and no, I don't work for them lol, I red a lot about flash vs HTML websites and im glad that they (BD) got one HTML, like you said, being a moma and trying to take care of business does takes time and the last thing one wants is spend hours trying to figure out how to put an image on your website, BD is easy, inexpensive and I love their templates.
     
  10. CCericola

    CCericola Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Can't you have both? an HTML and flash version?
     
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    You can have both if you design your site in such a way. I lot of people just use Flash in certain places on their site, other have their whole site in Flash. Ideally, if you want to go all Flash, you normally have some kind of watered down mobile version. But Flash is slowing phasing out. There are other alternatives now that don't have the overhead or learning curve of Flash (if you are into writing action script for Flash).
     
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    I have my site through portfoliositez.com -- you can have your flash site for computer users and an ipad/iphone mirror site for those on the go. Works well for me.
     

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