All we can talk about lately is the drama between Apple and Adobe over Flash … this issue is as complex as the plot line of a telenovela, and it looks like things could get ugly. Essentially, Apple won’t allow the Flash Player on their mobile devices. Since Apple is the world’s largest mobile devices manufacturer, they are creating some serious problems for Adobe. From what we have gathered as this fight plays itself out in the blogosphere, Apple doesn’t want to use Flash because it isn’t open source code, and they want Flash to be entirely replaced by HTML 5. But this is where it starts to become even more complex, because right now, HTML 5 is only in its infancy.
So, what’s a designer to do? Are we going to have to learn yet another program or coding language to bring interactivity to websites? How are we going to be able to pacify our clients who come to us and say that they can’t see parts of their website on their new iPad? Is there an interim solution?
None of this seems to have an answer, but there is certainly a lot of discussion. We’d like to keep this discussion going and here what you have to say … let us know your thoughts!