For years, web designers and developers relied on GIFs and Flash animations to create interactive elements and movements on web pages. While GIF animations have found a new home on social media platforms and online forums, the same can’t be said for Adobe Flash. In fact, support for Flash-based animations and interactive elements has been pulled by even the best players in the business.
The release of Google Chrome 56 put the final nail in Flash’s coffin. The new browser will block Flash elements for security reasons. As a replacement, Google fully embraces the HTML5 standards. There is no doubt that this web programming language is the way forward.
Animated Elements in HTML5
We’re seeing a wider implementation of this combination already. Some of the best websites are built using HTLM5 and CSS3. They allow users to browse through content and interact with different elements in a nicer way.
One of the biggest advantages of using HTML5 is lightness. The programming language is designed to be very light, which means web pages can load quickly even when they have multiple animated elements on them. It is also possible to program the structure of a web page more meticulously, prioritizing important content and loading design elements in the background.
It Will Only Get Better
Developing in HTML5 and CSS3 is as easy as it gets. There are ready-made frameworks that also integrated interactive JS elements and other pre-made codes to speed things up. The technology behind these programming languages is also advancing rapidly.