Adobe Flash is dying… (yey?)

Flash will be eliminated from the internet by 2020. Call me psychic or call me trendy.

The direction of web design these days makes it virtually impossible to build websites based on Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia). Not only are they useless on mobile devices, but most browsers are removing their support for Flash.

Let’s talk about HTML5.

HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, the code that describes web pages. It’s actually three kinds of code: HTML, which provides the structure; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which take care of presentation; and JavaScript, which makes things happen. Now that you are educated, let’s tie this into the “FLASH IS DEAD” discussion…

HTML5 allows you to do animations that were previously only possible in Flash years ago – and now with embedding properties, video can be seamlessly integrated into your web pages. So why have a large, slow loading website filled with animations that can only be seen if you download and install a third-party application that forces you to close and restart your web browser???

Sadly, in 2018, there are still websites relying on Flash. Maybe, that’s why your website traffic is slowing down?