Adobe recently killed the Mobile Flash Player and will instead focus its efforts on Flash for desktop computers.
Adobe conceded that Flash just isn’t suited for mobile devices and that HTML 5 and CSS are much better options — something Apple has been saying for years. The change isn’t much of a surprise since Apple has been anti-Flash for some time, and Microsoft recently said it won’t support Flash in Internet Explorer 10’s Metro touch-based mode.
This doesn’t signal the end of Flash, but it does take away much of the incentive Web developers have to code for the platform since mobile devices are becoming more popular for online surfing.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.