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I am web developer. For a new project of mine I decided to built a very complex website using html 5. Having now looked at the final product I am not sure, should I have just used plain old flash instead? If there are any flash experts here, I'd love to hear your opinion.

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closed as too localized by John Conde May 7 '11 at 14:44

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This is also subjective –  John Conde May 7 '11 at 14:54
    
Given that your site says you are competing in an HTML5 contest, I'd think you should leave it in HTML5. Totally subjective but IMHO anything helping HTML5 take off is better though I'm a long-time flash developer. –  Garet Claborn May 9 '11 at 1:01
    
@Garet, I meant would it behave better (not be so heavy)? Would it look better? –  vondip May 9 '11 at 6:05
    
Well it is still fairly subjective :) but ok, imho with the arrival of canvas and videos in HTML plus the use of JavaScript (which is basically the exact same thing as ActionScript), there's really not much you can't do that Flash can. Flash may compress some things better, that's more up to you though and eventually HTML5 should ideally be more compatible across all users. I think and hope a good HTML5/JS framework will beat the pants off Flash any day now. –  Garet Claborn May 9 '11 at 6:15
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As long as both site versions would load quick and display nicely (which seemed alright to me in your case) I would be asking myself 'would I rather push some users to install a better browser or Flash?' For me, the answer is definitely a better browser. –  Garet Claborn May 9 '11 at 6:20

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