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06Sep2011

Flash is changing. Flabell is changing as well.


Flash used to be the tool everybody picked up to create their websites. It was amazing and had everything we missed, but most of all, it helped producers to deliver an exciting experience to users and customers alike. It was the peaceful solution to the browsers war. One could use it to display the same fonts, animations or interactivity, no matter the operating system or browser that was used to navigate.

In the past 5 years, not only hardware, but also software has evolved in ways that blows our minds. With this evolution, browsers have improved dramatically, and many of the things Flash only was able to do, can now be done without Flash.

For this reason, on Flabell we are refocusing our attention to products that can only be implemented in Flash, and products that are very difficult, time consuming or expensive to implement using any other tool. We’ll still build components such as galleries and what not, but using alternative, open-source languages – let’s call this HTML5 (although it’s somewhat incorect). We’ll publish these products on Flabell’s sister website, Themesbell.

With this news, it’s understandable that we’re going through a total restructuring and redesign of the marketplaces, in the following weeks. And we give you this news today, exactly 2 and a half years since we launched Flabell. We’re thinking about where Flash is and where it’s going to be in the next years, and what’s the best way we can serve you, our customers. Stay tuned for some awesomeness! :-)

 

We heart you,

The Flabell Team

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Jordan

September 6, 2011 at 6:48 am

Will we have backward compatibility with html5 on all or some of the flash components from flabell.

Found a website http://swiffy.googlelabs.com/

made by google to convert .swf files into html5 files. its free as well. Don’t know if it would converting your players .swf file to see if it works out on an ipad or iphone yet.

just a thought.

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bobocel

September 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Actually we are working on something slick. Short answer is YES and NO. :-)


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