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Adobe Flash is the software behind specific functionality on some websites. Traditionally, it was used for everything from animations to maps, but it has been replaced with newer and more secure solutions. As it disappears, you need to make sure your site can function without it!

10 years ago, Flash was widespread; an integral part of the web. Unfortunately, times have changed and browsers are removing it completely by the end of the year. Luckily, these days, Flash isn't really used on websites. Modern sites Iconography Ecommerce sites don't use it at all and even older ones won't use it a lot. 

Most website visitors won't even notice the difference.

Flash has been most commonly used in the website CMS, as it gives short cuts that make managing a site easier. If you're uploading images or files, this change might well affect you.

Flash has actually been disabled as standard for a little while in most browsers. So, if you haven't noticed any problems, you're likely to be in the clear. On the other hand, if you've had to manually enable Flash to fix a problem, your site will need an upgrade. 

If Flash has caused you problems before, you're going to have some changes made to your site.

Most changes are simple, and just require the Flash element to be removed and replaced with something that will work with modern browsers. 

It's not the biggest change in the world, but it'll be an essential one. 

If you're in any doubt at all, please email us today.