Apple has stopped using Adobe Flash, so did Flow Online!

05/08/2010
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Apple has been the leader of new technology in recent years, and although their decision not to use Flash has prompted lots of criticism from Adobe, Flow Online actively embrace this decision.

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO said “Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash).

Many flash based websites displayed on iPhones simply won’t work! With over 13 million people now owning an iPhone, can you afford to have a website with flash elements?    “Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop-up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. Most Flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. If developers need to rewrite their Flash websites, why not use modern technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript?

"Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices.” Jobs also added.

If you’re worried about how your website will display on smart phones, touch screen devices, or you just fancy updating some flash technology on your website, get in touch with Flow Online website design company in Bristol, UK.

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