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Paul Boag Posted by: Paul Boag On Wednesday, 7th December, 2011

The end of flash on the web

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Aral Balkan has for many years been known as ‘the flash guy’ within the web standards community. He certainly proved to many of us that Flash was far from the evil technology we believed.

However, Aral is a smart guy and his latest post for .net magazine demonstrates perfectly why Flash is no longer his preferred tool of choice:

In this day and age, it is expected that a web experience works across all devices: desktop, notebook, mobile. By ceasing development of Flash Player for the mobile web, Adobe has signalled that Flash is no longer a valid technology for creating web applications that run on all devices. Since there really isn’t a separate mobile web, Adobe’s announcement will result in developers not using Flash for the web at all.

He goes on to echo my own comments on this subject. As far as the web is concerned, flash is dead.

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