What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web?
What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web and what are the pros and cons of each.
1/5/2011 2:33:00 AM
It depends on what type of animation you need.
- .gif images - Fully supported, but limited use with frames. .png files are supposed to have support for animation, but you don't see it in the wild very often, if at all.
- Flash, Silverlight, and other plugins - Flash has the most ubiquity, but all plugins need to be installed in the browsers and can't necessarily be counted on to be installed on a user's computer. May not work for mobile platforms.
- CSS3 - Limited transforms or animations, limited browser support.
- HTML5 video - The future, but limited browser support.
- Canvas tag - Modern browser support, but supports rich animations.
1/5/2011 2:56:00 AM