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12:38 am on Aug 10, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Chrome is helping kill off Flash in coming updates.

Flash and Chrome [chrome.googleblog.com]

Adobe Flash Player played a pivotal role in the adoption of video, gaming and animation on the Web. Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times. Going forward, Chrome will de-emphasize Flash in favor of HTML5. Here’s what that means for you.
8:14 am on Aug 10, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The demise of Flash cannot come soon enough, imho. I support the idea of getting away from Flash content, and on some machines here there's no Flash Player at all. If a site has so much content that I can't see it from those Flash denuded machines, bad luck!
Also, I still dislike the automatically-checked options for Flash Player add-ons that Adobe keep pushing, grrrr.

It was not long back that Google talked about the roadmap. Google wants HTML5 as default in Chrome Instead of Flash [webmasterworld.com]
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I'm not necessarily a fan of big-handed moves like this but I am pretty happy about this one.
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Evolution happens, and at some point the plug needs to be pulled.
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It needs to be pulled. The vast majority of freezups, crashes, non-working video content and other nuissance issues as well as security issues I've had come from Flash. Not to mention the constant updating and/or reminders and popups... it begs to be retired.

My concern is it's replacement, it would seem to be more of a personal information vampire than Flash was unless you change some settings.
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Years ago, the Pittsburgh PA Tourist Bureau did their entire site in flash, nothing else. Totally useless.Good riddance as far as I am concerned. Never liked it, never used it.
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Whole sites in Flash were a fad many years ago. It was a web designers dream, and it was exciting, at the time.

I still regularly see component parts of a site in Flash, but, of course, it doesn't display. Developers and site owners need to get rid of the Flash content asap.
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One of my site's main competitors recently put up an image carousel. That by itself was OK but being flash based it increased the page load time to 60 seconds, sometimes more, LOL. (pre loading 3mb of images)

They left it up for months too, bless their small minds.
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I would gladly get rid of Flash permanently, just so I don't have to deal with the (nearly literally) constant updates. There are still a handful of sites I use that require Flash - my current solution is to only have it installed and activated in one browser.
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Politico (a pretty big site) still uses Flash. I wonder how long it will be until it (and sites like it) see the light?
4:47 am on Aug 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I'm amazed how many major sites continue to use Flash, including Vimeo and other mainstream video sites. A lot of the video material in Facebook is also in Flash. It's downright depressing.

PS: Ironically, I just was checking out some prototyping tools and was taken to a thread on adobe.com, which I assumed wouldn't play... but it appears that Adobe has already switched to the HTML5 player, and it displayed fine.
 

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