The SlideShare website, known for evaluating and displaying business presentations, videos and documents, has this week announced a redesign that utilizes HTML5, rather than plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, to display its content.
By changing from a Flash-based format to HTML5, its content may be view on iPads and iPhones, as well as other mobile devices and standard desktop browsers. Along with platform independence, the site features a 30 percent increase in speed, along with SEO enhancements, and functionality that was previously unavailable to mobile users, such as copying and pasting.
Visitors to the website will only experience the old Flash version if their device or browser doesn’t support HTML5. Around 55 million people, mostly professionals, visit the site each month, which is said to present up to 3 billion slides to viewers a month.
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