Why will the plan to use Flash after 2020 may backfire?

December 01, 2020

Many organisations use flash and its plug-ins in e-learning course materials as its standard video compatible format, known as Shockwave Flash or Small Web Format (SWF), supports videos on the E-learning solutions and the Internet. Thus, it helps to explain the concepts in the form of a mediocre type of animation. But Adobe officially announced that Flash and its plug-ins would lose support after 2020. So would it be a good idea to use it after 2020 and risk your business? Some organisations may have a budget constraint and hence may continue with flash. This implies that you may have to make do with Flash-based e-learning courses or Flash animations that may work but not without giving some issues. Importantly you may be running Flash-based e-learning courses at a time when the world has switched over to an advanced form of Flash version called HTML5, which is much superior in performance compared to Flash. 

How HTML5 is superior to Flash? 

HTML5, the 5th and the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, has the capability of structuring and presenting the website layout in appealing and user-friendly ways. It contains certain elements and features that flash or its plug-in can’t come close to in terms of comparison. To be specific, it allows the programmer to code in various platforms such as HTML (structure-oriented); Cascading Style Sheets, also known as CSS (presentation-oriented); and JavaScript (for dynamic action) while developing e-learning courseware. Using these platforms, the appearance of the e-learning webpage turns out to be simple-to-use and convenient. Above all, the commonly used browsers, applications, and software may not support flash player post-2020, as they don’t see a future with it. Though flash was a very popular name for most organisations, its usage may be gradually reduced to nil in the coming few years.

Remarkable features and benefits that put HTML5 in its league

  1. When compared to flash, the use of HTML coding enhances the usability and user experience as it is capable of turning an e-learning website interesting with its capability to support interactivity and high-quality animation. 
  2. Since HTML5 supports cross-browser compatibility and offers tons of top-end features, acclaimed browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other well-known browsers would support HTML5 and drop support for the flash plug-ins post-2020.
  3. HTML5 is compatible with interactive multimedia content such as animations, simulations, and games, without incorporating any third-party plug-ins. It also supports video and audio creation.
  4. Since HTML5 allows off-line browsing, learners can download certain important webpages from e-learning courseware, and learn from them when there is no active internet connection. 

A reputed e-learning organisation for Flash to HTML5 e-learning conversion services

VK Creative Learning (VKCL) has created a name for itself in the e-learning industry, as it has been working with schools, universities, corporate houses, different industries, and publishers for the past 10 years. Importantly, it is equipped with a team of vastly experienced HTML5, web designer and Javascript coders, content specialists, e-learning experts, multimedia experts, graphic designers and mobile developers. With these experts and vast experience, it has developed more than 1000+ Flash to HTML5 courseware using the best in the class authoring tools to enhance an organisation’s legacy content, at a budget-friendly price.

 

December 01, 2020

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