Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Xiaoying Rong


The purpose of this study was to determine whether HTML5 will replace Flash in the web design industry. Using the information taken from the study, the researcher made a prediction to answer the former question.

The researcher looked further into these programs and find information to determine what it is that makes each of these programs unique and possibly replaceable. The researcher also interviewed and surveyed those who used these programs to design or view online websites to gain insight on practicality and current trends in the web design industry.

Through research and experimentation, the researcher decided that HTML5 may replace Flash in the web design industry because of the found trends in today’s society. HTML5 surely has much more work to go before being completely developed as a useable program, but once it is Flash will slowly disappear from the web. Adobe Flash may have lost its relevance in web design, but it is surely not disappearing completely any time soon due to the several other purposes it serves outside of the web.