Flash Finally Fades

It’s with a fond “good riddance” that we see Adobe’s fat and insecure Flash being dumped by Android. Adobe Flash Player exits Android Google Play store

The Flash downfall started with Steve Jobs announcing that iPhone and iPad would not support Adobe’s outdated animation software. If you’re interested in the reasons why you should read his article Thoughts on Flash

In support of the steps first taken by Apple there’s now a group called group the Occupy Flash.  Their home page proudly proclaims, “Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent (and often unusable) experience for fast-growing percentage of the users who don’t use a desktop browser. It introduces some scary security and privacy issues by way of Flash cookies.  Flash makes the web less accessible. At this point, it’s holding back the web.”

For all of you still clinging to that old Flash site it’s time to let go and get with the 21st Century. For Search Engine Optimization there really couldn’t be a worse choice than a Flash-based site. None of the text is readable by the search engine bots and thus all the content is not doing you any good at all.

The best solution is to have your site updated with new relevant content on a regular basis and to have both a regular and a mobile version  of your site.


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