“Adobe’s technology has been abused to create such aesthetic offenses as pointless site-intro videos, gaudy interactive interfaces and pushy animated ads,” Pegoraro reports. “Relying on one company’s product seems odd when such Web ingredients as HTML coding and JPEG images are open, free standards. And the Flash Player itself can be a memory and processor hog and requires frequent security fixes to boot.”
“Those last traits led Apple to leave Flash out of the iPhone and iPod Touch… They also explain Flash’s absence from many other smartphones,” Pegoraro reports. “Apple’s upcoming iPad, however, looks much more like a ‘real’ computer than a smartphone. And if it sells as well as initial forecasts project — adding to the 75 million people who, Jobs said, have bought an iPhone or an iPod Touch — a nontrivial chunk of the Web audience would be leading a Flash-free existence.”
Pegoraro reports, “Web developers could keep creating sites that don’t work for those people, or they could upgrade to a new, more capable version of the Web’s basic language called HTML5. The hope among Flash foes is that they’ll go with Plan B. I wouldn’t mind seeing that happen myself.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Use your head, don’t use Flash.