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Kisai

Yes, that's pretty much what happened. Mobile Device and OS fragmentation not withstanding.

Adobe's mistake started when they started pushing flash as a video delivery system, throwing all the good parts aside. Had flash simply been left to vector animations, we'd have clean 3MB animations to download instead of 50MB videos full of compression artifacts. The tiny vector animation files would have been perfect on mobile devices.

But no, instead authors now have to upload 3GB versions of their 3MB animation files to youtube just to maintain the visual quality of the source.

Another reason Adobe fell flat on it's face is that the majority of websites with advertisements use flash, so a single page might have 20 some odd flash animations running, some playing video. That's why the batteries get drained. So Apple says "HTML5 only", which then forces the hand of all the ad networks and ad revenue supported sites to fix their sites properly or get no revenue at all.

But hey, Adobe isn't all bad, they originally supported SVG and then bought Macromedia when SVG wasn't taking off as a flash killer. Now they killed flash, time to go back to SVG which is now supported by all the mainstream browsers.

mobile user

We can see the impact and damage that will be made by HTML5 productions soon. Especially on Mobile devices.

Check this out
http://flaemo.com/blog/?page_id=2

With this state of technology having HTML5 adds everywhere, impossible to turn off... modern this days means outdated stuff with the higher version number? 3 time Heavier? Slower?

This is the end of the web we knowing...

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