Mozilla’s Jay Sullivan has an opinion or two on the future of Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash. Mike Schuster in The Daily Feed on how:
- He maintains that HTML5 will be the future of multimedia content, as more developers begin migrating to the platform.
- Freeing both designers and users from what Sullivan calls “plug-in prison.”
- HTML5 is the longer-term answer. We’re on that path now.
Is Flash going away?
I think so in the long run. A lot of it has to do with HTML5. With Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, and Chrome, to the extent that we provide functionality in enough browsers, then the developers will switch over to HTML5, especially in mobile, where you can’t have Flash popping up on every page just to do some little animation. The idea that you’d have to embed an entire instance of the Flash player just to play a 30 second audio clip? It’s crazy.