Monday, 4 October 2010

Flash or no Flash?

While working with graphic designers on various websites in recent years the decision of whether to include Flash or not came up on a number of occasions.

Things progressed from, "Let's not", to "Okay, as long as we have some Javascript to serve alternative content", to "Flash is so prevalent, alright you can use it for content that won't need to be maintained by the customer"

Now that the iPhone and iPad and various other mobile devices are moving up in the ranks of common browsers Flash may have to retreat again.

HTML5 support might make this less of an issue, but I don't particularly fancy moving to having multiple versions of presentation based on browser type (User Agent header supplied in request).

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