The battle has been raging for some time now. Flash vs. HTML5. Which one is coming out on top and which one will be left in the dirt?
But which is best for online poker, at sites like poker.ladbrokes.com? It all depends upon what you’re looking for. As things stand at the moment Flash is a rapidly fading shadow of its former self. It used to be that Flash was the go to guy for all things graphical and multimedia. Nowadays we have HTML5 and it is fast becoming the favourite for many sites.
There are a number of reasons for this. Flash has been known to be much less stable than HTML because of its modular nature. Up until this time however, there was no better tool than Flash to make dynamic web content simply. HTML5 has changed all that allowing programmers to create exactly what they want without the hassle of having to learn Flash or outsource the coding and programming to someone else.
Because HTML5 runs directly as code rather than being a plug in it is much more sturdy and less prone to crashing and causing internet browsers to lock up or freeze. In the case of gaming it offers a much faster and more accessible way to create exactly what the coder wants to create. Also, because of its nature, it is harder to gain unauthorized access to the module itself and “adjust” the element. This has been a way for hackers to gain access to badly made and easy to crack websites for a long time. HTML5 may not stop it for good but it makes it much more difficult.
As a standard we will not see HTML5 used by the the majority for a while yet, but those who have already begun to use it are paving the way for the future of gaming both online and off.