Another Blow To Flash: Scribd Is Moving To HTML5 And iPad

Adobe’s Flash is getting another hit. Online document sharing site [Scribd]( will start to convert its tens of millions of documents from Flash to HTML5 format.

Scribd co-founder and chief technology officer Jared Friedman: “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.”

Scribd will start with 200,000 of the most popular documents on its site to use HTML5, with eventually all documents on Scribd will be HTML5. Good news indeed for iPad owner who now has access to one major document resource on the web. It appears that the momentum to abandon Flash in favor of HTML5 has just up a notch with this move by Scribd.

Source: [Techrunch](