Flash dropped from Microsoft Windows 8 tablet
Welcome to the latest blog from Skyline Marketing, SEO Company covering Exeter, Devon and Bristol.
Windows 8 – Microsofts latest version of the worldwide success story, is to be lacking in one of the most widely used technology on the web – Adobe Flash.
The Flash technology will be supported on the desktop versions of Windows 8 and Internet Explorer but not on the tablet version.
This follows Apple’s lead which has had a long-standing policy of not supporting Adobe Flash on its hand held products, such as iPad and iPhones. Steve Jobs said in 2010:
“We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash…”
“…the number one reason Macs crash is Flash.”
The reason behinds Microsoft move is to increase stability and privacy.
This news will be welcomed by those in the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) industry, as Flash sites hinder SEO efforts, as the search engines, Google, Bing etc, cannot “read” the flash images and therefore offer no assistance in ranking the content of the site.
Of course many web designers continue the use of Flash technology, as they believe it makes site look good, and offers a better user experience, but this is where the old “fallout” between Web Designers and SEO and Internet Marketing experts rears its ugly head!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a profitable week, from all at Skyline.