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Scribd to Ditch Flash In Favor of HTML5


One more point for Steve Jobs’ anti-Flash team. Scribd, the vast document sharing Web site is in the process of converting all its content from Flash to HTML5. This means that Scribd documents will be viewable on iPad. Rather than appearing in a Flash player, Scribd docs will now be long Web pages coded in HTML5.
Here’s more from TechCrunch: “Scribd co-founder and chief technology officer Jared Friedman tells me: ‘We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. Now any document can become a Web page.’”

The conversion to HTML5 will offer other advantages to Scribd authors and readers, such as richer text display. But the big news is compatibility with Apple’s mobile devices.

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