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Adobe Flash is discontinued

By the end of 2020, Flash will be removed from all browsers

Adobe Flash is the software behind a lot of 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 like Iconography Ecommerce don't use it at all, while even slightly older ones won't use it a lot. 

Most website visitors won't even notice the difference.

Instead, Flash has been more commonly used in the website CMS, as it gives shorts 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. 

The bad news

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. 

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