This is huge and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy — especially for mobile. But I also despise Flash (and or Silverlight) on the desktop. I also wouldn’t mind if all animation completely dissipated from this planet.
I’m one of those people who always choose the HTML option on Flash sites. There is nothing worse than logging onto a site and being greeted with a super loud UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ. I hate how I have to search for volume control. Hate waiting for crap to load. HATE how it hogs so much memory. Hate all flippin’ animation unless it is clean. Like this: http://eatcreative.jp/
Whoops, didn’t mean to digress into a rant.
Anyway, so a big I TOLD YOU SO goes out to everyone who called me a nutjob when I said HTML5 will make Flash irrelevant. Though I am a little sad the star system went away. :(