Showdown: Flash vs. HTML5

Flash vs. WHATWGHeated arguments and benchmarks can be both entertaining and educating, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding.

So I thought it would be a good idea to make a list with examples of applications available today using the competing technologies. Have a look for yourself how they compare when it comes to performance, features and stability.

First of all I will use a very vague or downright incorrect definition of HTML5 since there is no good name for various combinations of HTML and JS.  So I will list good DHTML or AJAX applications as well.  I will also include examples using new functionality not yet part of the HTML5 specification when I cannot find an alternative that does adhere to the specification.

My intention is to list the best and most popular applications in each category without bias, and if you don’t agree with the examples please let me know if you can think about more representative examples.

I will update with categories and examples as I find more. Of course it’s very much appreciated with any suggestions,  so leave a comment and I will update the list as appropriate.

Paint:

Flash:

Sumopaint

HTML5:

Sketchpad

Image Editing:

Flash:

Aviary Phoenix

HTML5:

Apple demo

Slideshow Makers:

Flash:

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