I’ve found a really neat way of explaining the differences between Flash and HTML5 – it’s an infographic that shows the benefits of each of them so that you can make the right choice if you’re going to build your own website. This is really useful, especially for those of us who aren’t really that tecchie – everything’s explained in simple terms so that it’s easy to understand which would be the best to use when you’re building a website.
You just need to have a clear idea of what sort of website you want and what sort of things you want the website to do. You’ll need to have thought about the type of people that will be visiting your website and what they will expect to see when they get there. Whether you’ll have games or videos on the site or whether it will be mostly text. Do you think the people accessing your website will mostly do so on their computers or on their mobile phones? How secure do you need the website to be? All of these issues need to be taken into consideration when you choose. Some of these features will work better with Flash, whereas HTML5 would be the best option for others. If you already know what sort of website you want to make, then using this infographic is the easiest way of choosing which of the platforms would be the right one for you.