Usage of Adobe Flash on the internet has been on the decline for sometime now and most users view that as a good thing. Flash, while being a great technology, has proven problematic over the years. There have been countless security vulnerabilities, endless updates from Adobe, and many fake versions that have compromised unsuspecting users. Now, the folks over at HTTP Archive have added one more reason to the growing list of why Flash is bad.
Flash was once the darling of the internet, but it has slowly been replaced by newer, more efficient, technologies that can bring dynamic content to web sites with much better performance.
Source: HTTP Archive is a site that analyzes thousands of web pages each month to get these types of statistics.
3 thoughts on “One More Reason to Get Rid of Flash”
I dont get it either. I’m with Bob Knob. Flash isnt like a jpeg. Maybe I dont know exactly what all Flask does or even IS, but I don’t think it can be compared to things like jpegs, gifs, etc. Can it,and if so, how? As far as SLoooowwwww … anything that is embedded and has moving ‘parts’ is slow – but NOTHING like they used to be! Yikes. Maybe slowing down and smelling the fonts along the way is better. All this instant gratification from EVERY angle of life is really becoming disgusting.
I don’t agree with this specific point. Why are you comparing scripts to something that’s made to be packaged more like an application. All of those can’t be compared to flash. I have a game built with html5 and flash and the sizes are hard to compare. The advantage with flash (for the most part) is all the extra resources are packaged into one file which makes loading them a lot faster considering the browser only has to make a connection once for one file.
I’m not saying that flash it super awesome but seriously, this is not a very good article against it. The only way that your argument would work is if you were using flash to display a pict which is ridiculous.
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