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    flash v/s html5. which one to learn

    hello all,

    i know adobe photoshop, i want to learn more deeper website designing. what should i go for


    • HTML5
    • ADOBE FLASH
    • ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR



    Do tell the priority i should give to three of them.

    Thankyou

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    If you want to get into web design then the first two things to learn would be HTML 4 and CSS 2.1 (which are the current standards).

    Where you go from there depends on what areas you intend to specialise in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    If you want to get into web design then the first two things to learn would be HTML 4 and CSS 2.1 (which are the current standards).

    Where you go from there depends on what areas you intend to specialise in.
    I know both of them and photoshop too, but i had to decide from flash and html5. Advice please

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    Well Flash is already a complete product - admittedly a proprietary one from Adobe.

    HTML 5 is still at an early draft stage and may be significantly different by the time it finally becomes a standard. Anyway it just adds a few additional tags to what is already in the HTML 4 standard (even though 95% of people are still using HTML 3.2 that has been obsolete for over 15 years). Some of the proposed new tags for HTML 5 have already had their reason for being added disappear - eg IE6 was the last browser being used to not understand the standard object tag making the embed tag unnecessary and the pattern attribute in HTML 5 makes the required attribute that was also proposed in HTML 5 unnecessary.

    Also Flash will take longer to learn as it is a new language. HTML 5 is just a few extra tags added to the current standard HTML 4.

    The most recent change to the standards for how basic web pages work was the new standard for JavaScript that was adopted in 2011.
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    The fancy stuff in HTML5 and CSS3 is likely to work on almost all browsers eventually, and you can provide graceful fallback options for browsers that don't support it all. Flash is unlikely to ever work on any iOS device, which renders it pretty pointless in a world where iPhones and iPads have an ever increasing market share.

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    As has been said, as a web developer, you'll not get around to learning HTML5. And it's not true that HTML5 is just a bunch of extra tags. It's a lot more than that and it will be of great importance to get to know HTML5, if you want to have a sustainable business in the web development world.

    Flash still has its advantages in some areas like animation, for example, but the newer technologies are gaining ground at a mind-boggling speed, so I'd definitely opt to go with what will be a requirement in this industry unless you just do it for a hobby.
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    you have to give much priority HTML5 cause html is base for website designing than u can focus on adobe Photoshop , illustrator and flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohoutek View Post
    And t's not true that HTML5 is just a bunch of extra tags.
    All that HTML consists of is tags for marking up content. Everything else that is being promotted as HTML 5 is actually NOT HTML at all but us actually something else. I have seen people refer to large sections of the current JavaScript standard as being HTML 5 but they are not HTML they are JavaScript and they are not in draft, they are actually a part of the current standard.

    HTML (all versions) is just a bunch of tags.
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    HTML5
    Google removed flash on android !

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    HTML5 is the present and future. It's still not fully supported by all browsers, but soon it will be. And there are some JS scripts that add support to older browsers, such as Modernizr. If you want to do web design, you should probably learn HTML basics, then HTML5 specifics (though it goes hand in hand with CSS3 and JavaScript).

    Flash for web is the past, but it's still a useful tool at least for sketching animations and interactions. And there's still countless online games that use it.

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    Thumbs up Thumb up for flash!

    Flash software is just great for making cool animations for your web site so if you miss it then you`ll miss a lot,so go for it=> i have learned it in my web designing course and i give it a thumb up.good luck!


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