Jan 23

Do We Really Need HTML5 – Or We Are Just Instigated by Others

Last December, W3C claimed that the draft on HTML5 and Canvas 2D had been finalized, which is deemed to be a strong driving force for both HTML5 itself and those who are interested in it. Last year, Internet was overwhelmed with a lot of debates about whether HTML5 will replace Flash and become a new application development standard, and though Flash is still the mainstream, people increasingly believe that it is just a matter of time when this replacement happens. Is the demand of HTML5 a real deal, especially to developers and Internet users? Rather than making immediate conclusion, let us briefly compare the two products.

Flash

Since Macromedia released its first version in 1996, Flash has dominated Internet multimedia industry for over 15 years, and attracted a large number of web designers. Currently, about 97% browsers are equipped with Flash Player plug-in. But for Flash, we would not appreciate so many beautiful and interesting websites. As a mature development platform, Flash is propped up by many powerful programming tools, such as Adobe Flash CS Professional, which lowers the threshold of developing it.

Along with the proliferation of smart phones and tablets, surfing Internet with these portable devices became an inevitable trend. Unfortunately Flash does not perform well on them, because it overwhelms system resources and is too energy-consuming.

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Aug 09

Flash News of the Week—Google puts Flash into Chrome Sandbox

Google puts Flash into sandbox. Flash has been ported into sandbox of Windows version of Chrome, and will soon come to its OS X browser. It is a strong backup for Flash considering the current situation. Will it reduces browser crashes and security issues caused by Flash? Let’s have a check.

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Jul 31

Flash News of the Week—There is a Window left for Flash on Jelly Bean

When God closes a door, he opens a window for you. Since the door is closed for Flash on Jelly Bean, is there any window left? The answer is yes. You can still view rich media content on Jelly Bean devices. Here’s how to install Adobe Flash on Nexus 7 or other Jelly Bean devices.

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Jul 30

See How Easily you can get 10 Dollars with a Tweet or Facebook Post

Sothink SWF Decompiler just launched campaign of “$10 Coupon Giveaway”. You can get 10 dollars coupon for free; all you need to do is sending a Tweet or Facebook post. So don’t miss the chance!

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Jul 09

Flash News of the Week—No Flash for Jelly Bean

While mobile sites are fast transitioning to advanced platforms like HTML5 and Adobe AIR, Adobe is halting itself the development of flash player on Android run devices. Going by the post on Adobe’s official blog, the company has decided to stop developing Adobe Flash Player for versions after the Android 4.0 OS smartphones.

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