Oh Adobe, when will you learn?

My brother-in-law brought some news to my attention today. (Check out the article) It seems that Adobe has decided to stop making the software that allows Apple products to use Flash. Now, I understand that Flash will still be available for people – just not on the i-phone or i-pad (or any Apple products). Personally, I don’t have any Apple products, but my husband uses an i-phone and it is *sweeeet*. I know the android has gotten lots of praise, but i loves me the i-phone and I would practically kill a man for an i-pad. If that means I can’t use or work with Flash…well…that’s just too bad, I guess. There are/will be other Flashy-type-programs out there. (sigh)

So long Flash. We tried to make this work, but I think we’re better off just staying friends.

Apples vs. apples of a different color…

So I was poking about on the intertubes today searching for an alternative to Flash. JRD kindly suggested checking out HTML5, so I looked at a few sites that used it. Alternately, I went looking for some examples of Flash sites.

In the end, while I was only able to find one HTML5 site that I liked, I was able to find several Flash sites that I thoroughly enjoyed navigating. Although I do enjoy aspects of the HTML5 site, I was much more pleased with how I was able to interact with Flash. JRD tells me that Flash is getting old and on it’s way out, but he grudgingly agrees that it would be a good tool for me to start with – as long as I don’t mind leaning something else when it becomes obsolete.

Check out the sites I compared today. The HTML5 site that I deemed worthy of linking here

Eye Styles

And the three sites I felt really got across the feeling of what Flash was capable of –

Moodstream by Getty Images

Dave Werner’s Portfolio

Orisinal : Morning Sunshine

What’s Behind Door #1?

Click on it to find out!
I was searching the intertubes for things of interest this morning and I found that image at POE [photographers of etsy]. I only just found this site a while ago but I’m *really* enjoying the photography posted on the site so far. In fact, I think I’d like to work on my own photography sometime in the near future. I haven’t worked with this medium in quite a long time – or at least, not with any artistic aspirations – so it should be fun.

Aside from just thinking it’s a nice photo, though – this is the kind of image that makes me want to learn how to use Flash. Doesn’t that knob look like you could just reach out and turn it? What if you could open that door to somewhere else entirely? JRD insists on crushing my dreams and tells me that Flash can’t really do the job I’m hoping for. But maybe there’s a better program out there? Maybe one day you’ll come back here and find a door to somewhere else just waiting to be opened…