Adobe’s Kevin Lynch talks about HTML5, Flash and Apple

Adobe's Kevin Lynch talks about HTML5 and Steve Jobs' recent pronouncements on Flash, which Jobs argues doesn't play nice with the iPhone, iPad, etc. Now, believe me when I say that I'm no lover of Flash, indeed I actively dislike it in many ways, but like extremist parties in a democracy I support its right to exist. And in truth, if used well, in the right context, etc, etc, Flash can be pretty cool. But that's not the point, the point is that if, as Apple argues, Flash on mobile platforms sucks then developers and users should be given the right to reject it, without Apple banning it...

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Adobe announces searchable SWF (Flash) files

Usability expert Jakob Neilsen isn't a big fan of Flash. I agree with him. It's O.K. in small doses and in the right context, however, it's all-too-often overused by designers willing to sacrifice usability for fancy fly-ins and huge mp3 files of bland, consumer-friendly house music which crash my browser and have me clicking off before the fancy load bar has got to half way. However, that's not the worst of it. The main reason for not using Flash is that it isn't searchable: individual pages or elements of content within a site don't show up in Google. However, that's all just changed be...

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