14 Aug 11 4:36 pm
Flash is great, extremely flexible, customizable, etc. and I have used it for many, many years on most of the sites that I built.
Apple and mobile devices have killed Flash for the web. Simply put, don't use it or you will be destroying the user experience for an ever increasing amount of mobile users. I know people that have given up their normal computer to replace it with an iPad for example and years of visitor and browser tracking show that more and more people are visiting sites on their phones and iPads. Use animated GIFs, use HTML5. I know they are not as cool, but it's cooler than a big broken box on the middle of someone's screen.