Adobe’s Flash Announcement Should Prepare You for the Inevitable - Radiant

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Posted by Ray Majoran

The recent announcement by Adobe to pull the plug on Flash for mobile devices is something that many of us saw coming. As Adobe continues to jump on the bandwagon of HTML5, the plot is inevitably moving further along to eventually get rid of Flash altogether.

Consider this fact:

According to analysts, based on the current rate of change and adoption, the mobile web will be bigger than desktop Internet use by 2015.

What that means for you:

Take steps now to ensure that your website and content management system does not rely on Flash. It's fine to use Flash (for the time being), but make sure that when someone views your site on a mobile device, you have a good alternative. Sooner than later, Flash will be obsolete.


RWT and BarkBuilder do not rely on Flash. In fact, if you use any of our templates that contain rotating Flash banners, we convert them to another language that IS compatible with mobile browsers.