AJ Gottron Mrs. Vyas Senior Project September 6, 2011 For my first round of reading, I explored whether to use HTML or Flash for my website. I chose this question because I am familiar with HTML, but I have never used Flash and I have seen many online portfolios that use Flash. I found a web article that helped me on my research for this topic. It was written by Mark Angeletti, and was titled “Flash vs. Css/HTML: Which Will You Choose?” In this article he shows me the strength and weaknesses of both Flash and HTML. Some of the advantages of Flash are greater interactivity, more freedom for the user, and greater control of the site. Flash lets you animate with mouse overs, clicks, and different loading screens. To sum that all up, Flash has the power to do anything, things HTML cannot. The downfall is Flash sites need plug-‐ins. They cannot be printed or searched, and they are not viewable on Apple tablets and smart phones. This is a huge problem when trying to present yourself to possible clients. On the other hand, the strengths of HTML include it can be viewed anywhere, it is easy to search, easy to print, and easy to set up and edit. My research on my essential question was a success. It answered my question and made me more knowledgeable on my topic in general. After reading my article numerous times, I came to the conclusion that HTML was the safest bet for me on this project because it is easy to use and work with. This answer helps the basic foundation to my whole project.