This must be the 23rd time this year that Flash is dead
On the Google Chrome blog you can see a post
Flash and Chrome
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
here the full extract
Adobe Flash Player played a pivotal role in the adoption of video, gaming and animation on the Web. Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times. Going forward, Chrome will de-emphasize Flash in favor of HTML5. Here’s what that means for you.
Today, more than 90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support things like page analytics. This kind of Flash slows you down, and starting this September, Chrome 53 will begin to block it. HTML5 is much lighter and faster, and publishers are switching over to speed up page loading and save you more battery life. You’ll see an improvement in responsiveness and efficiency for many sites.
This is similar to a change we made last September, when some Flash content became click-to-play with Chrome 42. This had an immediate, positive impact for our users by improving page load times and saving battery power.
In December, Chrome 55 will make HTML5 the default experience, except for sites which only support Flash. For those, you’ll be prompted to enable Flash when you first visit the site. Aside from that, the only change you’ll notice is a safer and more power-efficient browsing experience.
Flash helped make the Web a rich, dynamic experience, and shaped the modern set of web standards. We continue to work closely with Adobe to ensure that your web experience is as fast and secure as possible and to help the Web transition to HTML5.
Posted by Anthony LaForge, curator of Flash in Chrome.
Yep, fro the same guy who wrote Intent to implement: HTML5 by Default
which lead to another thread some time ago HTML5 by Default for Google Chrome
Anyway ... this intent that was more or less known is now fully public and official
and off course every clickbait online mag is jumping again to the conlusion
see for ex
Google Chrome is officially killing Flash starting next month
which also point out at another article
Apple is finally ditching Flash in Safari on MacOS Sierra
It's the same thing again, false claims like "oh use HTML5 and you'll have longer battery life compared to Flash", and clueless journos misinterpreting the whole thing and piling on with "oh they pause Flash content by default, houray Flash is dead!!".
What's pain me is that kind of nonsense is started by people that are supposed to be smart (google employee), what make the matter worst is that so-called tech journalism use that as clickbait and off course any other non-tech person reading that kind of trash will off course agree.
I could totally take this
Today, more than 90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support things like page analytics. This kind of Flash slows you down ...
and write it like that instead
The problem here is not really to know if HTML is shit or not, it's presenting only half of the spectrum.
If on the other end I show you only interesting, entertaining, well done, swell designed etc. HTML web site,
then you will think that HTML is all good and cool.
Except, in both case, Flash or HTML, both things are true, they are at the same time shit and good.
Because it is fucking technology, for one YouTube web site you probably have a dozen YouPorn,
wether they use HTML or Flash does not matter, one will be reasonable in term of analytics/tracking/advertising and end up being somewhat a pleasant experience, while the other will be riddled with trackers, pop over/under, misleading links, fake button, and all the filth you can get on a damn web site.
It's always the same damn thing: it's about content!
You can not blame the technology for the use that is made of it.
Blame advertisers for ads, do not blame Flash or whatever.
Everyone that is wishing Flash to die is wishing in fact to have a good web experience with good contents.
Ironically if you scroll the whole TNW page announcing fiercely "Google Chrome is officially killing Flash starting next month", what do you get ?
about 20% of content, eg. an actual article written with words, all the rest is stupid trash
I mean for god sake look at the high quality of articles that are proposed next
- A robot tattooist could make you think twice about getting inked
- This app tricks your Snapchat followers into thinking you're in the club
- This is how Pokémon Go covers the world in Pidgeys and Rattata
- Even dolphins know you don't take photos with an iPad
- A squirrel stole a GoPro and the footage is surprisingly watchable
- The trailer for I.T. makes everyone interested in tech look bad
- This is how you solve a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes
wow ... who the fuck those guys are writing for ? morons ...
and does the guys have a clean HTML page ?, let's popup chrome dev tool and see
yep that's what I thought, trackers, analytics, ads ...everywhere, about 400+ HTTP requests for 1 page
and oh the irony, among those you see plenty of Google services
I mean, that's the other thing, it's the fucking hypocrisy ...
Google have based its whole empire on advertising and now they do come tell us
that we should remove Flash for ... you know... having "faster page load times" ...
but google advertising, analytics etc. oh noes those are not responsible at all for slow page load times ...
hahahaha , who the fuck are we kidding here ???
So I'm just gonna say that again, content is king, and if there are good content in Flash users will want to consume them, that is all.
For the last 20 years I'on on the web it's always been the content that have driven the tech, not the opposite.
If tomorrow a super cool app, let's name it Pukeman Go Twittard is highly popular and made in Flash,
I can guarantee you that a shit load of people will not think twice to install/enable Flash to use it.
Even Google, as big and evil as they are, can not change those rules.