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December 1, 2015

Adobe is telling people to embrace open web standards

HTML5 and Flash icons

Adobe announced November 30th that it will phase out Flash to more fully support HTML5 and other web standards.

In an announcement made yesterday, Adobe is renaming its Flash Professional CC program Animate CC in a move to deprecate Flash in favor of HTML5. Flash creation and support will still be available through Adobe, however, the focus will be on security instead of features due to the increase in the number of its susceptibilities.

Adobe will also release an HTML5 video player for desktop browsers to complement Adobe’s support for HTML5 on mobile devices.

The Verge is reporting that Adobe will see Flash continue to be used as the HTML5 or other standards have yet to fully mature.

For more information, read this announcement from Adobe.

September 2, 2014

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster.


Increasing hardware capabilities and bandwidth, though helpful and readily accessible to some, are not the answers to a faster Internet according to an article by Ars Technica on the current state of the Web. The standard web page (taken from an average of the top 1000 sites) is 1.7MB in size with image files consisting of nearly 1MB of that 1.7MB. 

Due to this–but also due to the rise of mobile Web browsing–there have been calls for reform. One of those proposals is to create a new HTML element <picture>,¬†however, implementation of it is another.

For more information, check out this article by Ars Technica.