15 Sept 2010
Thanks again everyone for the great submissions and feedback. Many of you have been requesting if not demanding some gluttonous flash disk consumption. For the past three days I have been sick with the vicious flu, but am now recovering and dammit, I'm a man o' my word. So stay tuned for a video of some pure, unadulterated, devouring goodness. I will also be posting yet another HTML5 challenge in the coming weeks. Also please visit the submissions page to see all of the great responses. If for some reason I missed your submission, please contact me and I'll gladly add you to the list. Stay tuned! And if you really need to reach me now, do so on twitter. @jive. Stay tuned!
9 Sept 2010 (or somewhere around there.)
On the flip side, we would like to challenge all these Flash folk, to see if there is anything in HTML5 that they cannot replicate. So, for all you HTML Fivers, please submit something that will put them to the test!
ok, ok. so let's cut the crap already. The Flash vs. HTML5 debate can get a little tiresome right? I mean let's face it. You can't
view Flash on the iPhone or iPad. And with HTML5 on the fast track, forget about it. Right? (I mean just look at all the demos!)
Uh yeah. While I'm no gigantic Flash advocate, I have been known to use flash (with pride) on occasion and where appropriate. Sure, HTML5 is cool, and it is getting there, but it's hardly ready to take
on the smooth operator that is Flash. (And Flash still gets all the hot chicks).
So, off with the gauntlets. I challenge thee, oh html fivers.....
Below is a simple Flash button that I created around 2004. That's right 2004. Yeah, probably laughable in today's day in age, but in it's day it would have gotten its fair share of hefty "ooohhs and ahhhhhs".
And in terms of smoothness and fluidity and even sexiness - it still seems to smack HTML5 all over the WWW.
Can this be replicated in HTML5? And if so, gracefully? Smoothly? So there you have it. That's my challenge.
HA! Do THAT in HTML5!
If you can, I'll eat my old flash software disks.
Think I'm stupid? (you're probably right). However, if you are up to the challenge, please send proof to jonas [at] zerooneproductions [dot] [net] or find me on twitter as @jive. I will post your submission as proof and evidence. If you want to submit your own challenges, I'll post those too, so you can pity those Flash Fools.
Submit another challenge to see if those HTML5 guys have what it takes. If not, well it was fun doing this anyway. ;)