NO More Adobe Flash…straight From The Horses Mouth

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Adobe has decided to part ways with their Flash software for mobile devices. After years of fancy graphics flying across our mobile screen, soon there will be no more. Some believed that the late Steve Jobs’ prediction of the end of Flash is the cause of Adobe’s headquarters major decision; even though many website designers have complained for a long about the software through blogs and forums.

The problem is the inconsistency of the graphics on mobile devices. Androids, Blackberry’s and iPhones, just to name a few, all had highly unstable performances. Apple stated that their mobile devices performances were horribly inconsistent with Flash and the drawbacks outweighed the benefits, therefore why even bother with it. Even on the desktops, developers have turned away from using Flash by using JavaScript, CSS and HTML5 to create similar graphics.

Once upon a time Flash was a major tool for developers to create interactive games, animated advertisements and delivering eye-catching videos. We all may enjoy the graphic designs and the “Wow” feeling when we visit a website containing the controversial software, but some people like Steve Jobs was adamant against the use of Flash; obviously, it was and still is a memory hog on computers slowing the download time it takes to load up a page. He even wrote a 1,500 word paper against the problem riddled Flash calling it, “Software from the Stone Age.” Whether or not Adobe Flash for mobile phones was a nightmare or dream come true will depend on each individual developer perspective. It will be missed by those who has spent countless amount of hours learning how to use the intricate software over the past years. I’m sure designers will adjust to this new change in the Adobe empire.

Being a SEO Services Company ourselves we know that Flash isn’t beneficial when it comes to getting your website optimized. The Search Engine spiders cant read the graphics to know what the content of a website is about, so it serves no purpose other than a brief entertainment for website visitors. Abobe has lost so much credibility that they began to lose a massive amount of business, which recently lead to the let go of 750 employees earlier this week. (November 8, 2011). They called the employee reduction, “corporate restructuring.” Adobe Flash will be missed by the employees that were let go and by the mobile website owners who wanted to entertain their website visitors.


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