Unfortunately, Flash is no longer flashy.
February 05, 2018

Unfortunately, Flash is no longer flashy.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is really only used occasionally, if we have a client who still uses Flash. You can put together code snippets without really knowing code. However, times are changing and we are recommending all of our clients remove Flash animations from their websites for many reasons.
  • Flash allows for unlimited creativity! You can really do whatever you desire and don't feel restricted by the software.
  • It's fairly easy to import assets, and lots of them.
  • Minimal to no programming skills are required - which is especially important because programmers are typically not designers, and vice versa.
  • Unfortunately, Flash is dying because of compatibility issues. Users are increasingly viewing websites on mobile devices, and Flash animations will not work in these cases.
  • Very soon, almost all of the major browsers will be blocking Flash, which is obviously a problem!
  • Flash provides decent 2D options, but it's pretty limited in 3D capabilities.
  • It was good investment at the time, but is quickly becoming obsolete.
  • Ironically, we now have a great reason to reach out to clients who have Flash on their websites. The crash of Flash is a selling point for a new site altogether.
  • As it's a part of our overall subscription, I don't feel like we're out any money.
  • HTML5
Unfortunately, it doesn't! While there are some disadvantages to HTML5, it's overall just cleaner. Since it's cleaner, browsers prefer it. And again, Flash animations will no longer be supported in a couple years, so users really don't have a choice but to part ways with the program if they want their websites to work.
Flash is only suited for cases where a client needs to update a Flash animation and doesn't want to part ways with their Flash sites. In most cases, it's just used for a temporary band-aid until a website update is done. Other than that, we really steer our clients in the direction of HTML5. It's here to stay.