When Apple announced that it would not be supporting Flash on the iPhone and iPad, it signaled the end of the technology that had powered interactive graphics, video and animation in websites since the 90’s. This immediately created a technological gap and alternative technologies are racing to fill the void.
A number of technologies have been in development over the years to provide an alternative to Flash and we’ll cover a few of them here.
It is the ideal platform where supporting older version of IE is a priority.
At the same time the W3C web standards body have been working on the core standards for the web that are known collectively as HTML5 and CSS3. A combination of maturing browser technology and less requirements for supporting legacy browsers is allowing for standard methods that work natively across most platforms and devices.
CSS3 animation is increasingly supported in the major browsers meaning visitors to your site do not need to download anything to have an enhanced experience and can be shown simpler content where their browser is older and does not support those features.