December 31 was the day Flash…

December 31 was the day Flash officially “died.” 💀

Out of all the posts I've read about Flash, this eulogy post from Mike Davidson is the most relatable for me. He takes you back to the early days with a video of Macromedia Flash 2.0 in 1997 that gave me flashbacks.

Flash has received a lot of hate and negativity in recent years, but at one time it was the best way to experiment and present interactive media and video on the web. Matt notes how:

“Flash showed us where we could go, without ever promising that it would be the long-term solution once we got there… forever remembered for pushing us further down this windy road of interactive design, lighting the path for generations to come.”