This week there has been news that Silverlight 5 might just be the last version of the technology that never really seemed to get any real traction. This morning I woke to several stories about Adobe killing any further development of it's flash mobile plugin. Both Microsoft and Adobe seem to understand the future of client development does not lie in a proprietary plugin technology, but in HTML5.
Flash has long been the standard bearer of richer experiences inside browsers. Designers have often deferred creating real web sites to making them entire flash applications. As a developer I have always questioned this strategy for many reasons. First is the misuse of the technology that often leads to a very large application payload a user had to download. Next is it meant death to search engine optimization.
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Post Contributed by: Kunal Chowdhury
Kunal is the Site Admin and Contributor of Silverlight-Zone. He is a Software Engineer, Microsoft Silverlight MVP, Code Project Mentor and a Code Project MVP. He is also an active Author in SilverlightShow.net and a speaker in various community events. He works on Microsoft Platform and very passionate about Silverlight technology. He started his career in 2007 and achieved various awards during his professional life.
He shares his findings in his personal blog: http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com and he also tweets at: @kunal2383.