The Flash In Firefox Defaults To “Click-to-Play”, Sounded The Alarm For Web Developers
There is news that the Firefox developers are considering made Flash an optional feature of the browser, let the Flash in Firefox defaults to “Click-to-Play”, so that Firefox can run faster, more secure.
If Flash has really become “click-to-play”, then the Flash animation or advertising on most sites will not to be normal playback in Firefox, only the user click on the Flash button will play. HTML5 is currently no large-scale popularization, to a large number of sites, they may have to give up part of Firefox users, or replace Flash animation by the JS animation or motion pictures with plenty of time and effort.
However, view from the market share of the variety browsers, Firefox is still occupy a fifth of the global PC client browser market share, this is a very important part of the market for web developers. To the long-term perspective, with the popularity of mobile internet, Firefox and other big browser vendors are also actively trying HTML5 and other advanced technologies, the Flash market will be to shrink further driven by developers.
For web developers, even if IE and other browsers still support the Flash player, will become increasingly unfriendly, user experience will be getting worse. Even if Firefox still support Flash direct playback, web developers should also consider the next generation of Web development model.
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