Posted 12th April 2011

Why Flash May be Dead

We just received the following email from what we would of called “fan mail” but perhaps no longer?

date: Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM
subject: Civil War 150
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Really enjoy your designs. I was reading your newsletter that I receive. Got to the Civil War part, then checked out the cool infographic page you setup, to lay it out all. Really nice done. So I tweeted it right away, even before I actually visited the live site…oops. Once I actually visited the live site, I promptly jumped over to twitter, and deleted my tweet. Thankfully they let you do that.

What happened you ask?

After waiting about a minute for the page loader to complete, it became apparent this was Flash. All excitement immediately went out the window. I’m not sure why anyone in this climate would spend resources developing on that platform.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share that user experience with you.