• October 17, 2016

Let's celebrate - Flash is dying

Flash has had a great run, but now HTML5 is the standard. Google Chrome is following the Safari, Firefox and Edge web browsers to move away from Flash and default to HTML5 content.

The Adobe Flash Player was a game changer years ago as it allowed video, gaming and rich animation on the web. It has also been used for many backend processes such as cookies, page analytics and tracking. The problem with Flash is  there are many security vulnerabilities and poor performance.

Recently, major browsers like Safari, Edge, Firefox and Chrome have been taking measures to move away from Flash in support of more lightweight and secure technologies such as HTML5. In the very near future, browsers will support HTML5 by default if content is available and block Flash.