Yeah, it’s yet another rant. Suffer.

{mosimage}You know, I’m getting sick to death of going into cool-sounding websites and finding out they need Flash to show you anything. EARTH TO EVERYONE: Flash is bloated crap. Accept it and use something else in your website. It’s really not that hard, and it’ll make it a heck of a lot easier for everyone to view your site, whether they do or don’t currently use flash.

Note to Opie (and others like him): Your site is fine. I can still READ your site. The Flash on your site isn’t an essential part of the page, it’s just a decoration (as far as I can tell anyway). It’s when things like government websites use a Flash application to display a clickable map, when it’s much more effective (and probably looks about the same) doing it without.

See, I don’t actually have Flash installed in my browser. The Flash plugin for FreeBSD doesn’t exactly work reliably. So we don’t bother. So all I see when I load a Flash page is a grey box. This means no YouTube (which is pretty much a wasteland anyway, so I don’t mind that) and no e-card sites, among other more important things, like certain government websites.

Okay, now that I’ve got that out of my system, I’m off to the toilet and then back to bed.

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