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AMPstinction • Robin Rendle

And so whenever I look at AMP I wonder whether the technology and process itself might be bad (which is arguable) but the efforts might lead to something longer lasting, another movement inspired because of it, despite it, a movement that we can all benefit from.

Flash is in the pan

Cameron counts the ways in which Flash was like a polyfill.

Yeah, that’s right: The Man In Blue is back!

Bruce Lawson’s personal site  : Eulogy for Flash

Web developers aren’t going to shed many tears for Flash, but as Bruce rightly points out, it led the way for many standards that followed. Flash was the kick up the arse that the web needed.

He also brings up this very important question:

I’m also nervous; one of the central tenets of HTML is to be backwards-compatible and not to break the web. It would be a huge loss if millions of Flash movies become unplayable. How can we preserve this part of our digital heritage?

This is true of the extinction of any format. Perhaps this is an opportunity for us to tackle this problem head on.

isolani - Web Standards: Flash’s slide into irrelevance

Mike runs through the history of Flash. Those who forget the history of the web are doomed to repeat it:

The struggle now seems to be turning to native apps versus non-native apps on the mobile platform. It is similar to Flash’s original battle ground: the argument that the Web technology stack is not suitable for building applications with a polished user-experience.

Jim Silverman - Native Mobile Apps are the New Flash

The case may be a little overstated, but I agree with the sentiment of this. The web is always playing catch-up to something. For a while, it was Flash; now it’s native.

Flash was a great stopgap measure. But it outlived its usefulness and has been reduced to niche status.

Today, we’re seeing the nearly exact same scenario with native apps on mobile devices.

Native mobile apps are a temporary solution. We’re just over 4 years into the Appstore era and this has already become apparent. Open web technologies are catching up to the point that the vast majority of web apps no longer need a native counterpart.

Caine’s Arcade | A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year old boy.

No, you’re tearing up watching a video about a boy who built his own arcade out of cardboard. I’ve just got something in my eye.

HTTP Archive

This is wonderful stuff: a long-term project to track the performance of high-traffic sites over time: oodles of lovely data and some quite shocking stats.

audio.js

A handy shim for audio: it uses the native implementation where possible and Flash as a fallback.

Demo jPlayer 1.1.0 : jQuery audio player plugin

A nice-looking jQuery plugin for HTML5's audio element, with fallback to a Flash player. I might just end up using this on Huffduffer.

Continuity

A puzzle game with an extra dimension. Utterly compelling.

Machinarium

Beautiful artwork in a fun puzzle game.

This Is The Only Level | Armor Games

Fiendishly clever and joyful platform game ...and it only has only level.

teoskaffa.com AND THAT'S WASSUP

I don't normally like all-Flash sites and I really don't like sites that mess with my cursor* but this one works really well. * I'm looking at you, Harry Potter Twitter site with the password anti-pattern.

MoonLander3D Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary with Seb's 3D lunar lander game.

camen design · Video for Everybody!

The smart way to put video on the web: don't choose one single delivery method.

FAST GAMES - Little Wheel

A cute little game all about robots.

Crush the Castle | Armor Games

The game is simple, the physics are fun, the result is utterly addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Visible Tweets – Twitter Visualisations. Now with added prettiness!

A visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces. From the mad genius that is Cameron Adams.

Pretty Loaded - preloader museum curated by Big Spaceship

A collection of Flash preloaders. Out of context, they make for surprisingly compelling viewing all together.