Originally Posted by jragosta
Please read the thread.
The quote you just provided said that I claimed that Chrome, Opera, and Firefox were more complex than Flash (if you go back and read what I was responding to). YOU are the only one who dragged CS5 into that. No one in their right mind would think that Flash was more complex than CS5. Please stop making things up.
last time I checked, flash is currently, flash CS5
. It's a rather complex platform, the whole IDE, the compiler, the player, flex, etc etc. It's better to be clearer when you get into something, especially if you have very little knowledge about a platform you're talkig about.
Nonsense. Go back and read the journals at the time. You were obviously not around then or you're remember the huge uproar that decision caused. At the time, a large portion of software was supplied on Floppies. Floppies were the major means of transferring files to people. It was a gutsy move.
Not around? Sure pal. My computer classes in high school consisted of filling out data cards. In 1998, I recall most of my software coming on CD.
You finally are getting closer to the truth. Flash is STILLBORN on mobile devices - and given the number of sites that have worked around it, that's not likely to change.
closer to the truth? If we all have brain cells correctly functioning, what I stated is the case. If it wasn't for Nokia smartphones running a version of flash, and flash 10.1 in beat public release on android, I would have siad 'stillborn', not -almost- stillborn. You need to relax...
As for the desktop, the number of Clicktoflash users is apparently growing at very rapid rates, that means that Flash on the desktop IS in decline - whether you want to admit it or not.
Not to mention, of course, that many web developers are now using tools to make Flash even less 'necessary'.
what are the stats? And what "tools" are you talking about? New development platforms? I know adobe released new html5 for dreamweaver recently, even though it's apparently supposed to... kill flash...