A: Imagine if Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling with a brush handed down from Leonardo da Vinci that did a bunch of predefined snazzy painting techniques. He would be thrilled to have inherited such a powerful tool that could create, at the time, a beautiful work of art. Now consider if all of the art in the world today was created using that same brush. The quality would be high, sure, but the dynamic tastes of today's society would go unsatisfied.
To an extent, Adobe Flash is like the snazzy paint brush, and it's being used primarily by nearly every digital publishing provider in the world. It's technically a multimedia and software platform that helps create animations and Internet applications — great. But it's not entirely our code and, consequently, not entirely in our control — bad.
On the other hand, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is literally a building block for web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. After all, the main purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and convert them into visible or audible presentations. HTML5 is basically the latest and most-powerful version of HTML.
By committing ourselves to migrating our Flash products to a fully-HTML5 technology, we've relieved ourselves from the creative restrictions of Flash. We want to create functionality and solutions that have never been seen before, in front of which Flash became an obstacle. Compass is the first truly-HTML5 solution in the digital publishing industry, enabling Dirxion's development to be more flexible and custom. Just check out one of the latest examples and you will quickly find functionality that is more relevant and fresh in the world's current digital landscape.