As the times change, the tech we rely on keeps changing. The best example of this is the phase-out of one of the most notable web technologies, Adobe Flash, which has reached the end of its road. Back in 2017, Adobe announced its plans to shutter the technology by the end of 2020 and it is now officially ending support for it.
Rich multimedia support during text-based web
Adobe Flash was launched back in 1996 to enable a whole host of rich multimedia animations and interactive options. This was back when text dominated the web, but transition to media-rich websites was happening, and there weren’t any technologies to support it. Flash enabled a great way to solve the problem, but it grew obsolete over time and is now riddled with security problems.