Flash vs. HTML5 Pong
Ever since Apple began taking over the world, Adobe’s Flash has been under a lot more scrutiny, considering Apple overlord Steve Jobs has openly decried it in favor of HTML5. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Flash vs. HTML5 debate, so the team over at Code Computerlove decided to put it to a more practical test: Flash vs HTML5 in the form of Pong, with the left side being Flash and the right side being HTML5.
After playing a few quick rounds in Chrome 7.0.517.41, using a MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.4, I noticed the HTML5 (right) side runs a bit more smoothly than the Flash (left) side, on my rig, at least. As the rally grew longer, the ball moved faster and the difference in performance became quite noticeable, with the ball moving much more smoothly as it crossed over to the HTML5 side.
I have a feeling different rigs and browsers will produce different results, but either way, it’s a fun and clever way to add fuel to the Flash vs. HTML5 fire.