Flash death At the end Last year, it brought joy to HTML5 supporters, plug-ins, and open browsers. After all, Flash is the opposite of today’s Web. The topics of intense discussion are standards, mobility, battery and the fate of dozens of “legendary” browser games. However, HTML5 enthusiasts remain silent about this: it is easier to create content in Flash than in modern web languages.
Leaving aside issues such as responsiveness, security, and scalability for the time being, you can see the unquestionable advantages of Flash: the availability of many tools allows you to create content using drag-and-drop methods. It seems that there are more wizards for creating content quickly, but soon it turns out that this is not the case. Prefabs for “site creation”, stores, blogs, and messaging make it easy to build only a small number of closed applications.
Indeed, it is easier than ever to develop attractive websites today, but there are very few tools for doing so. It definitely cannot be compared with Flash. Interestingly, the developer community accepted it without hesitation. Flash Builder and Action Script are easier, but “HTML5 can do more.” The problem is, it doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t matter.
This makes the people in the group “for God’s sake, I just want to make a simple program quickly!” They are deprived of quick tools because they are not “kosher”. You can celebrate the murder of another language that has been accused of developing a cosmic act harmful to mankind.But you can also treat this problem as Watchmen And simulation is difficult.
After many years of abandonment, Visual Basic was able to honor it. Today’s C# allows you to target .NET 5.0 and use the Windows Forms designer at the same time. This is not a “compatibility mode”, but just a project actively developed on GitHub. Of course, desktop applications for Windows have no future, but not everyone wants to create a great product that will take the market by storm. Isn’t that the point of all computerization, so ordinary people can create tools to help them?
With Flash, nothing happened. There is no migration path from Flash to HTML5. The promises made by programs such as Adobe Animate are dubious and involve only a part of the overall platform functionality. Although today we don’t send emails with dancing Bill Clinton’s music postcards, the lack of quick tools has a negative impact on creativity.
Compared to Flash’s heyday, it is much easier to create a website today. But today, many websites are created imitatively using the same components. Most “individual users” abandoned the site altogether, and instead kept a number of accounts on the main portal, whose profile links were aggregated into Linktree.
It is difficult to clearly identify causality here. Maybe the affordability of this technology makes us lazy. But if the plug that doesn’t need to be shaken doesn’t work on the phone, and it’s as easy to create as before, will there be more interactive content?
Maybe we just need the new look of WordPress.