Flash is dead. It is no longer supported by Chrome and Firefox, and Adobe will stop doing the support by 2020. So you have to be aware of different other standards to use in your web applications and sites. There are tons of standards but we selected the most popular for you. Read about new multimedia for the open web.
CSS animation is made to style websites with basic rules and dictate layout, typography, colors etc. It’s relatively new, but seem to be the easiest way to get started with web animation, it’s human readable and does what it says on the tin.
To create a smooth, seamless animations with CSS you need just to create keyframes, adjust timing, animate opacity etc. And all the animations work with anything you’d style normally with CSS: text, images, containers, and so on. To do all these CSS animations you don’t have to be familiar with programming languages. Like in many open-source projects, the code is out and open for you to play around.
Lets you create high-performance, hardware-accelerated 3D (and 2D) graphics from Web content
- HTML audio
The <audio> element lets you easily play simple sound effects and music
- Web Audio API
The WebSocket API lets you connect your app or site to a server to transmit data back and forth in real-time. Perfect for multiplayer turn-based or even-based gaming, chat services, and more
WebRTC is an ultra-fast API that can be used by video-chat, voice-calling, and P2P-file-sharing Web apps. It can be used for real-time multiplayer games that require low latency
Most video services have already switched to HTML5-based streaming using web technologies and open codecs. Modern video codecs can use hardware rendering for video playback, greatly increasing responsiveness and efficiency. Unfortunately, there’s only one way to switch from Flash to HTML5: Re-encoding your video. That means converting your source material into HTML5-friendly formats.
Once your media has been converted to an HTML5-friendly format, you can repost your videos on your site. HTML5 has built-in media controls, so there’s no need to install any players. You can check the guide for converting Flash video to HTML5 video with many more details on the process.
This article was created on the base of Life After Flash: Multimedia for the Open Web by Dustin Driver.
Open web technologies promise to be better than Flash ever was, and will be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
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