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Nick Pettit
Nick Pettit
Treehouse Teacher

Progressive Enhancement with Responsive Web Design and Flash

Hey everyone,

I wrote a post on the Treehouse blog you might find interesting: http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/progressive-enhancement-with-responsive-web-design-and-flash

Disney used Responsive Web Design in combination with Flash, which is typically considered to be "evil" according to most web standards advocates. I'd love you hear your thoughts!

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Using flash a bit of flash for to create a well-designed animation is often a great way to enhance the user experience of a site.

I don't see any difference between flash-based animations and CSS3-based animations. In both cases they should be used to enhance the user experience and gracefully fall back in browsers that don't support that technology.

Where people get into trouble is using technologies like Flash or cutting edge CSS3 animation features for core site funcationality which then goes and serverly degrades the user experience on systems that aren't using that particular technology.