When creating a website, the first thing many people think of is animation, video, movement and other “cool stuff”. Much of this is done in Flash, and while it’s cool and full of sizzle, Flash has several important drawbacks. Some of these drawbacks are that search engines can’t easily index Flash sites. It’s also not viewable on many mobile devices, game stations and alternative devices, plus many Flash sites lack usability and readability.
Additionally, Flash has been abandoned on many sites just because the executive staff couldn’t view their Flash site on their iPhone. Now, with the introduction of the iPad and Steve Jobs announcement that Apple wont be supporting Flash because it “…hogs processor cycles, drains battery life and causes needless crashes”.