Over the last few weeks, a lot has been said when it comes to Flash and its future. Even with the deluge of opinions and speculations to be published, a large part of the Flash community still displays an uncertainty and trepidation regarding what comes next. Pragmatic advice such as “diversify your skills”, “use the right tool for the job” and “don’t tie yourself to one platform” is helpful but is also general and safe. This doesn’t help those who are unsure how to market their Flash skills. A simple “carry on” is not reassuring. It doesn’t offer any suggestions for next steps.FDT relies on a healthy Flash community in order to be successful and I’ve been giving a lot of though about the future of Flash. Among my own experiences with the web over the last 20 years, talking with FDT customers and talking with the rest of Powerflasher ( an agency that had gained notoriety for ambitious Flash work ), I have my own opinion on what comes next for Flash. I offer this point of view to anyone who is not sure what to do with their years of Flash development experience.

Understand How The Web Experience Has Changed

Over the last decade, if products or services on the web wanted to be competitive it was a no brainer – build a Flash site. Providing a slick, eye catching web experience was essential to a marketing campaign. Over the last few years the nature of the web has changed dramatically. Web surfing used to be a singular experience, largely consisting of going online specifically to experience a brand’s website and then moving on to play games, explore another brand’s entertaining website or watch an occasional video.This has changed.We don’t surf the web anymore; we surf social networks and occasionally jump out of those networks to access content. In this scenario, interactive web sites are only peripheral to the web experience on the whole. When it comes to brands and marketing, a rich experience is still important; however, it’s now a supporting role and no longer the keystone.

Remember Why Flash Became King Of The Web

Back when the web was all about these singular experiences, you wanted to provide the best experience possible. For the last decade this couldn’t be realized primarily for these reasons:1) Browsers were heavily fragmented in their implementation of HTML/JS/CSS, creating and delivering any type of rich, interactive content was difficult (and expensive).2) People expected that rich, interactive content.Flash solved these problems and did it exquisitely. In fact it did it so well that it became the dominate way to deliver content on the web – even defining the web experience. Now we see that browser fragmentation is less of an issue (even more so on mobile devices) but more importantly, as mentioned before, these rich experiences are less in demand because the web experience has changed. This is also why the argument that ‘HTML5 is replacing Flash’ is not only inaccurate, but it’s irrelevant.  Even if the Flash’s capabilities could be mimicked with HTML/JS/CSS, web surfers are not expecting such an experience like they used to.

Know What Flash Is Good At Now and Where It’s Improving

For creating prototypes, simple applications / casual games, Adobe AIR is a great solution. Performance wise, it will always be inferior when compared to a native solution; however, if you don’t need that bleeding edge performance, AIR will suit you. Also remember that devices will get faster and AIR’s performance will continue to improve. Flash has a good future here.For the desktop web, Flash is the best way to deliver rich content, browsers are still fragmented and nothing gets the job done faster / easier / better than Flash. The only catch here is that this market is decreasing. It’s a good skill to have but it’s not where Flash’s growth is.Desktop gaming continues to be a successful channel for Flash. Flash is a great platform for both large and indie shops.  They key here is to start know the advantages it has over JS/Canvas games such as sound, 3D, an integrated event / retained mode display list and how easily it is to incorporate media assets.If you are not sure how to market your skills or which areas to hone your skills in, these are the areas to focus on.

Flash Will Continue To Be Relevant Even While It Declines

This is perhaps the communities’ greatest challenge: accepting that Flash will no longer be the go-to response when it comes to the web experience.  Demand for it will continue to decrease, yet it still is being used to deliver new content. Flash will settle to become a niche market. Once this is grasped and not feared, you can prepare yourself to meet the challenges that this new web will bring. Займы круглосуточно rusbankinfo.ru. Взять круглосуточный микрозайм