When Macromedia released Macromedia Flash in 1996 web designers fall to their knees and shouted halleluiah. With the help of its scripting language called the ActionScript, Flash took animation to a different level altogether. Now web designers were able to create animations using a timeline and vector design tools as a video. Flash was a great solution for web designers to provide visitors sleek animated websites that where small in file size. The only thing that web surfers need to enjoy the sites using flash is to install Macromedia Flash Player.
The versatility of jQuery is truly quite astounding making it a much better alternative to Flash.
Pros of Flash
Some of the plus points of Flash include its extensive features, 3D capabilities, uniform appearance in supported browsers, built-in User Interface and support of vector artworks, and lots of font options.
Pros of jQuery
With jQuery, the file size is much smaller, there are numerous free professional quality programs that one can use, various types of interactivity can be added to the webpage elements and its tags and its compatibility is much higher compared with that of Flash, which includes iPhone, cell phones, PS3 and PSP. The fact that it is compatible with mobile and there is even a JQuery mobile framework is what makes it so superior to its predecessor.
Flash V jQuery conclusion
If you are creating a Slide Show, Form Validation, Drop-down Menus, Tabbed Panels, Pop-ups & Tool-tips, and Expandable & Collapsible Elements it is ideal to use jQuery.
If you are creating complex Animations, 3Ds and other forms of complex Multimedia, using Adobe Flash will still be best.
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