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Chrome puts the last nail in Flash’s coffin

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The King is Dead all hail the King!

That’s it for Flash, during the last Quarter of 2016; Chrome came down hard and started blocking Flash content. If a user still wants to see Flash content on a website. The user will have to put it on an exclusive “White List” and Chrome will allow the content.

But, Flash is on borrowed time. HTML5 technology has progressed far beyond where Flash is today. HTML5 uses less battery power on mobiles and laptops along with the fact that HTML5 runs cleaner and the animation is smooth and less choppy than Flash does. Also, HTML5 has a smaller memory footprint, and it runs a lot faster. HTML came out, and on that; day Flash’s fate was sealed. Well, now Goggle wants to drive the final nail into Flash’s coffin. It has taken steps to block it from the browser entirely.

10 of the most popular websites such as Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, YouTube, and more will stay in everyone’s “White List.” At the end of a year’s time, the “White Lists” go away for these websites.

If you want to get prepared and make the shift now, follow these Instructions:

Click in Chrome’s settings. Select Privacy, and then click on content settings. Now look down the list and find “Let me choose when to run plugin content.” Selecting this option will block Flash from Chrome seen on all the websites you click to using Chrome.

final thoughts

Adobe, the creator of Flash, admits the technology is obsolete, can cause security breaches and runs down your battery needlessly. They suggest that developers and users move to current technologies such as HTML5.

So, if you are a Web Developer or write content for the web pages/websites you need to get off Flash and start learning HTML5 instead. You have a year to get up to speed and in the meantime say goodbye and forget about good old Flash. It was the king once, but now Flash now has the status of court jester in the Internet court where HTML5 is king until it too, in turn, is deposed.

Featured image credit: “I collect old cameras + Argus Argoflex Seventy Five” by philhearing, license under: CC BY 2.0

 

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