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9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
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User Rank: Strategist
7/20/2015 | 11:46:54 AM
Re: I block it ...
FOr the last year, FLASH has been bringing Chrome to its knees with chrome not releasing memory. There has been quite a blog building on it on the google forum. I disabled it and if needed I right click as you do. But people are getting pretty steamed with google not paying attention because after all it is a free product.
User Rank: Ninja
7/20/2015 | 10:00:54 AM
Re: Flash was a big part of my development life 15 years ago
nice summary.

The designers I hired to do graphics work 15 years ago would use  Dreamweaver and Fireworks from Macromedia, and Flash sites  -- which were very nice at the time, and did the job for corporate multimedia work product at a time when it was all still kind of new.  
User Rank: Apprentice
7/20/2015 | 9:26:20 AM
vitriol off target
The issue is not Flash or Air.  It's the antique plug-in architecture that provides security vulnerabilities.  

There seems to be a Flash/Anti-Flash tribalism that defies logic and reason.   

User Rank: Strategist
7/20/2015 | 9:20:05 AM
Flash was a big part of my development life 15 years ago
I used to use Dreamweaver and Fireworks from Macromedia, and Flash sites were very cool, even with my limited graphics skill.  The problems with flash for a web site are

1. A flash image has no useful text for the search-engine crawlers to read, so your site is ranked lower than an html site created in notepad.

2. Flash sites are harder to update than regular sites, and much harder than WordPress sites.

3. Flash is large and takes a lot of time to load.

RIP Flash.
User Rank: Apprentice
7/20/2015 | 8:26:08 AM
I block it ...
As a user, I modified Chrome and Firefox to block flash ...if I want to run it, I can always "...right-click to run plug-in."

I admit Flash has its uses (I know well the challenge of finding a developer tool to solve problems), but as an end-user it is an annoying distraction (do people really click on those annoying animated ads? I'll put up with the annoyance of disabling Flash to avoid them).

Who knows, maybe a new tool will come of this? And I'll probably be blocking that one in a few years as well.
User Rank: Ninja
7/20/2015 | 12:01:16 AM
Still stuck with it
Because a lot of really great websites - including this one - still run content based on flash
User Rank: Ninja
7/19/2015 | 9:02:48 PM
Keep evolving or be thing of past
I am very sad at the situation with flash as I was a die hard fan of flash. But it is very true that if you became stagnant and can not evolve  further you must leave space for others. I cannot find a suitable alternative of flash as I have never tried anything else :). Suggestions are most welcome to find the true alterative of this. I say what firefox has done was in the making,
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