Although it’s still early in the evolution of HTML5, we’ve started to receive many requests to develop data visualization projects in HTML5 instead of Flash.
In most cases, these requests have been related to a desire to reach a wider audience, and the belief that HTML5 will be more compatible than Flash. We’ve also heard a lot of people mention that they need to have their visualizations work on the iPad.
These are reasonable expectations and requests, so we did some research to find out exactly which audiences we could reach by deploying a large data visualization project in HTML5. We also took a look at how the iPad could influence the experience.