E-LEARNING DESIGN│HTML5 VS FLASH
Historically most E-learning content has been developed using Adobe Flash. It’s an established and widely used technology, but unfortunately, it’s not compatible with many mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Flash has become a crutch for a lot of designers, but the need to start designing for a new era using different paradigms is critical. There will be many Flash legacy development projects that will need support for years to come.
- No support for adaptive rendering/responsive designs
- Less flexibility
- No support on mobile platforms
- Uses high processing power and drains battery
In today’s world, content needs to be responsively designed so that it is independent of screen size, and create. We should always aim to deliver content compatible with devices of all screen size. Content that can’t adapt to a smaller screen may promote negative user experiences.
- Supports rich media, graphics, animations and interactions
- Works well across modern browserssuch as Internet Explorer (IE) 9/10, and all latest versions of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox
- Most importantly it is compatible with modern mobile devicessuch as smart phones and tablets of both Android and iPhone platforms
- Not supported on older browsers such as IE 6, 7 and 8
- Possible shortage of developers being that it’s fairly new to the market