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The Truth about Flash

langer: soupsoup: No flash support and no multitasking are HUGE mistakes. This device SCREAMS out for rich interactive flash-type content. I’m not saying Flash necessarily as a platform is the answer, but you need to allow people a way to develop the content this device was made for. The lack of Flash support should probably […]

Flash widget disabled

twitterstatus: We’ve been notified about a vulnerability in our Flash widget and out of an abundance of caution we’ve disabled access as we assess the situation. Please note that the javascript widgets are unaffected and are a good alternative for those of you who had been using the Flash version. A VULNERABILITY REALTED TO FLASH?! […]

Look, Adobe, as much as I hate Apple’s middle-school-on-lockdown approach to 3rd party development,

Look, Adobe, as much as I hate Apple’s middle-school-on-lockdown approach to 3rd party development, Flash Player ain’t exactly an open, reliable, platform-friendly bit of programming.

Reason number one billion not to use Flash: right click. Let’s say I wanted to open this in a

Reason number one billion not to use Flash: right click. Let’s say I wanted to open this in a new tab. It’s not a stretch, seeing as it’s a fricking landing page on a fricking news site. Alas, this is the menu I receive. As a user, I am pwnt. New window? Pwnt. Copy address? […]

ohryankelley: Flash Arriving by Year-End on Every Smartphone… Except iPhones This is fine. Flash is

ohryankelley: Flash Arriving by Year-End on Every Smartphone… Except iPhones This is fine. Flash is resource heavy garbage—an ugly, buggy processor tax on users being too dumb to install their own plugins.

Quiz

PROBLEM: Users are too ignorant of how their computers work to download a video plug-in. PROBLEM: Lousy browsers display everything differently. PROBLEM: Our website is old looking If you think Flash is an acceptable solution to any of these problems, kill yourself. I will buy you the gun.