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Ongoing Misunderstanding of Flash and HTML5

The latest article that uses absolutes and broad generalizations to imply an otherwise non-existent struggle between Flash and HTML5 is from UX Booth, “What the Demise of Flash Means for the User Experience.” To be fair to this article, I see regular missives on Flash vs. HTML5 and this particular…

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Tags: Adobe, browser, css, Flash, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, standards, touch, usability, UX, W3C

Make a Better Restaurant Site

Last night I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion for the Buffalo chapter of Social Media Club. The panel consisted of a food blogger, a restaurant review site owner, a restaurant / cooking school owner, and a local food writer / reviewer / event planner. As I asked…

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Tags: accessibility, design, Flash, food, mobile, rant, social media

Flash is Dead! Long Live Flash!

Re-posted from its original home on the Algonquin Studios blog. A lot of news has been made of Adobe’s recent move to end development of the Flash player for mobile devices (such as your smartphone or tablet). Even people outside of the tech community have heard about it and are…

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Tags: Adobe, Flash, html

Flash Isn’t Going Away, Except from Your Mobile

You may have heard some rumors that Flash is going away. You may read it as vindication for Steve Jobs. You may have decided web development will now change. You may be under the impression that HTML5 can do all the things Flash can. You can be excused when you…

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Tags: Adobe, css, Flash, html, standards

Don’t Let HTML5 Become the New DHTML

This photo represents some of the technologies (pint glasses) that HTML5 (t-shirt) is thought to encompass (drink). The horror of that concept is represented by the hands (defensive wounds coming).I had the pleasure of sharing some pints with Bruce Lawson and Chris Mills last week in London. While discussing what…

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Tags: css, Flash, fonts, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, RSS, standards, SVG, video, W3C, whatwg, WOFF

Apple.com (Not Really) Updated to HTML5

Apple has released a revamped version of its web site today, ostensibly in HTML5. Except it doesn’t use anything from HTML5. That Apple wants to move to the platform that it touts as the Flash-killer is not surprising. Apple refuses to allow Adobe Flash on its mobile devices and claims…

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Tags: Apple, css, Flash, html, rant, standards, W3C

Smokescreen Brings Flash to iPad, iPhone

Smokescreen – iPad demo #1 from Chris @ RevShockAds on Vimeo.Now that it’s clear that Apple has no intention of letting Adobe Flash run on the iPad or iPhone, workarounds for Flash are even more compelling to developers. Smokescreen, primarily by Chris Smoak, bypasses the need for the Flash plug-in…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile

More Salvos from Apple and Adobe, to No One in Particular

I was out of the country when Steve Jobs posted his open letter on Flash to the Apple web site. Had I been around I would have dissected it. Today Adobe published its own open letter(s) about how great Flash is, why open markets are good, and even an ad…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, rant, Safari, usability, W3C, whatwg

Adobe to Drop iPhone Support, Target Android

And the saga continues. If you read my post Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5 from a few days ago, you already know that Apple and Adobe appear locked in a battle over Flash and the iPhone OS. It’s clear Apple wasn’t planning on backing down and it’s certainly…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, Flash, Google, mobile

Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5

Any of you watching the recent iPad coverage may already know that the iPad not only does not support Flash, there is no intention on the part of Apple to support Flash. Granted, the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, but neither do most other mobile devices. iPhone users had been complaining…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, Safari, usability

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