Here are 5 Reasons why JQuery is better than Flash, and why Flash is now seriously threatened:
Compatibility is a key factor
If Flash has a real Achilles heel, then this is it. Flash is not compatible with the iPhone, iPad and other popular cell phones. This is a huge drawback, and many people wouldn’t consider using Flash just for this very reason and this is where JQuery scores heavily over the Flash. JQuery is compatible with all these cell phones. Also, Flash may not be compatible with all web browsers, while JQuery is compatible with them all.
Ease of Use
Flash is not good when combined with text, and this is a well publicized fact. Flash is a heavy duty platform meant for showcasing media, and it fails miserably when combined with text. You won’t find many text based websites, like news sites, using much of Flash. But JQuery works like a dream when combined with text, and it helps improve readability of the content significantly.
If you want to work with Flash, you have to buy a Flash suite, which can set you back by quite a bit. Upgrades also cost a lot of money, and you may need to hire a Flash expert to create a website if you don’t have the requisite designing knowledge. But JQuery is completely free! Also, JQuery incorporates almost all the features that Flash does.
Looks are important
The way a website looks is very important; especially when you need to attract more visitors and Flash was the first choice when designers wanted to create a shiny website. But now Jquery (combined with HTML) can create flashy websites that can rival any Flash based ones, and because of the other advantages, JQuery is the perfect choice for designers.