“Pandora on Tuesday unveiled a redesign of its website built around escaping the limitations of Flash,” Electronista reports.
“The new page is built entirely on HTML5 and takes advantage of dropping Adobe’s plugin to improve its speed and interface,” Electronista reports. “Stations now load in about a third of the time, and there’s now a persistent music playback bar borrowed from the iPad app that lets listeners explore artists or other parts of the site without interrupting play.”
Electronista reports, “The redesign should be visible this week, starting with Pandora One members as a control group followed by everyone. Flash will still be around, but it will be a crutch for those who don’t have modern HTML5 browsers.”
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