Google Chrome Employs HTML5 on Most Websites
John Williamson / 7 years ago
Google has been consistently refining their Chrome web browser to provide users with a more enjoyable user experience without impacting on stability. This attitude has pay dividends and the browser easily eclipses other options when it comes to the market share numbers. Saying that, Chrome isn’t particularly lightweight and certainly has room for improvement. One area in particular which can cause irritation is video streaming and the Flash plugin. Adobe’s Flash is notorious for being buggy and causing unexpected crashes. Over time, leading companies including Google, Mozilla, Opera and Microsoft have moved towards HTML5 because it’s less resource-intensive, allows for faster page load times and improves battery life.
In the past, Google has affirmed their commitment to making the internet a more accessible place and targeted Flash adverts as a major problem. Google has taken this one step further in their latest release, Chrome 55 and decided to use HTML5 as the default engine unless a particular website ranks in the top 10. As a result, the overwhelming majority of people shouldn’t have to contend with Adobe Flash and I wouldn’t be surprised if the top 10 sites are lobbied to stop employing the Flash plugin. Honestly, HTML5 is better in every single way and it’s about time Flash was resigned to the history books.