Scribd has a great webcomic up today that explains why the site is no longer using Flash and is instead using HTML 5 for digital reading.
The comic says that while Flash was a great source for distributing documents with complex formatting, HTML 5 has the same capability without the problem of having to be on a Flash device. iPhone owners can attests to how annoying it is to load a page that says Flash is required.
“We think the future of reading is open,” says a character in the last slide. And Scribd is making their reader more open by adopting HTML 5. It works across devices, on mobile phones, eReaders, laptops and tablets.
Download the comic here.