Stop Adobe Flash sign now

The number of Adobe Flash sites are growing, and an increasing amount
of sites will simply cease to function when Flash is disabled or
unavailable.

I would like to call to all web developers to (re)consider their use
of Flash, while it does have place on the web, it is often used in the
wrong way, on the wrong place, in a badly implemented manner.

Why I dislike flash:

o It often adds little or nothing to a website, most things can often
be achieved with either CSS or Javascript (or a combination) which
suffer from much less problems.

o Flash is not usable, for example it often breaks the back button,
"find in page" does not work, setting font size does not work, and
many more.

o Browser settings such as font size, enabling/disabled sound in web
pages etc. do not apply to flash, leaving the page's designer, not the
user, in control of the browser.

o Flash is not accessible, screen readers, braille displays etc. often
have serious difficulty accessing flash pages.

o Progressive enhancement is difficult to achieve with flash, unlike
for example CSS or Javascript, flash is binary data which interacts
poorly with HTML.

o Flash is not supported on all operating systems, and only on a very
limited set of architectures.

o Flash is slow, if you do not have a new $1000 PC but a somewhat older
"office PC" flash can be a serious performance hit.

o There are a number of security issues with flash, and Adobe has
never seemed to quick/concerned to fix them.

o Animation is annoying, I want to access information, not watch a
"cool" animation.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 November 2015100. Brian C
    fix it or kill the garbage
  • 12 October 201599. Sverre H
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 201598. Owen H
    I support this petition
  • 06 August 201597. Anton C
    Waste of bandwidth
  • 29 July 201596. Robert B
    I agree a little more wholeheartedly than the author does...
  • 07 July 201595. Marko M
    I support this petition
  • 17 June 201594. Francis R
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 201593. Ludo K
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201592. Robert O
    Flash isn't that great!
  • 21 May 201591. Cracker J
    ADOBE FLASH MUST BE OPEN SOURCED OR DIE !!
  • 10 May 201590. Pheet Roy
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 13 October 201486. Christopher K
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 201485. Jonathan C
    Flash is rubbish, I disable it.
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  • 29 March 201478. Matt Dh
    Down with flash!
  • 14 March 201477. Boris A
    linux-flashplugin9 + freebsd w0nt work since forever
  • 22 February 201476. William Jodeai
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
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    I support this petition

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