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Can you develop in DW 6 w/o Flash

Jun 27, 2012 2:22 PM

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I would like my users to be able to view my sites on all platforms, including iPads and iPhones. Since these don't support Flash (and I really don't understand that), is there a way to develop sites in Dreamweaver CSS 6 with no Flash content?

 
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:29 PM   in reply to Websquad

    Sure.  There isn't much you cannot do with CSS & jQuery. 

    What were you planning to use Flash for?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:43 PM   in reply to Websquad

    According to the good folks at Apple, Flash is very hardware dependant. In order to make it function nicely on an iPhone they would "just have to start over". Rather than recreating the iPhone from the hardware up, they just said "nah" to Flash all together. According to other folks not within Apple, Apple hates the idea that Flash can run programs without going through the App Store, thereby Apple would lose control and money (two things they really hate losing). The truth is probably somewhere inbetween.

     

    I thought Adobe stopped development on Flash for mobile devices in favor of pushing people to HTML 5 though.

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to Jon Fritz II

    Steve Jobs' famous Flash-killer article, written in April 2010, is here:

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:52 PM   in reply to Websquad

    Websquad wrote:

     

    I would like my users to be able to view my sites on all platforms, including iPads and iPhones. Since these don't support Flash (and I really don't understand that), is there a way to develop sites in Dreamweaver CSS 6 with no Flash content?

    Do you mean Flash-esque animated web content (without Flash)?

     

    Adobe is working on something called "Edge" which uses HTML5/CSS3/Javascript to create animated web content:

    http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to Jon Fritz II

    I thought Adobe stopped development on Flash for mobile devices in favor of pushing people to HTML 5 though.

    Yes. They did.  That announcement was made in Fall 2011.   But Flash continues for game developers, etc..

    And the Bridge Photo Gallery still outputs to Flash (why, I don't know.) 

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:24 AM   in reply to Jon Fritz II

    The truth is probably somewhere inbetween.

     

    No, I think it's somewhere else.  Flash competes directly with QuickTime.  'Nuff said?

     
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