These are the things I've written that are tagged "flash"

Photobooth.js

Accessing the user’s camera using only Javascript. No flash. Performance isn’t real-time on my old MacBook Pro, but it’s “good enough” for things like single shots (e.g. a Photo Booth). 5 years ago this would’ve been voodoo of a high caliber, now it’s one line of jQuery. (via Waxy)

CSS Shaders

Adobe’s John Nack: So, yeah: Adobe’s using Flash-derived technology to make HTML5 more competitive with Flash. Crazy, right? Not at all: this increases your ability to present visually rich experiences, and that increases Adobe’s ability to sell you tools for creating those experiences.  The different playback technologies are just means to those ends. Working with […]

HTML5 Audio Safari Extension

Another in the recent line of “replace Flash whenever possible” Safari plugins, which replaces popular Flash-based audio players with the HTML5 <audio> element. See also: The YouTube5 extension, which does the same for YouTube embeds.

Another Look At Flash on Android

The actual article title is “Flash on Android Is Shockingly Bad,” but I’m not exactly shocked by it. Anyone who has tried to use Flash on a machine with a < 2ghz processor knows exactly how well it performs. Schadenfreude aside, look at what it does to the browser itself. One could argue that the […]

“Scribd’s Decision To Dump Flash Pays Off, User Engagement Triples”

Big benefits in Scribd’s switch from using Flash to create and display their content to using plain ‘ol HTML5, CSS, and Javascript: Over the last few months, user engagement on Scribd has surged, according to CEO Trip Adler, thanks to its transition to HTML5, the introduction of the iPad, and Scribd’s Facebook integration. Of these […]

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

An actual post by Steve Jobs on why the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, and why it’s not likely to in the future. Well-written, and covers pretty much every logical base.

Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas

It’s nice to be able to link to something GOOD that Adobe is doing. With Apple putting the kibosh on their Flash -> iPhone bridge, this is an even bigger deal. Apple does not, yet, control HTML.

Jeffrey Zeldman on Flash, the iPad, and Standards

You can always count on Zeldman to say things like As the percentage of web users on non-Flash-capable platforms grows, developers who currently create Flash experiences with no fallbacks will have to rethink their strategy and start with the basics before adding a Flash layer. They will need to ensure that content and experience are […]

Rebuttal.

(photo sources: douglubey.com, chris.pirillo.com, deconcept.com, adobe.com, cutesoft.net, adrianparr.com)

Adobe and “Open Government” is Utter Bullshit

Chris Foresman takes on Adobe’s push for government use of it’s Flash, PDF, and other assorted proprietary formats. It’s funny when an article that just presents facts can be so scathing: After just a cursory browsing, here are some of the usability and data accessibility issues we observed. You can’t select, copy, or paste any […]

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