These are exciting times for developers that want to spread their wings with interactive-design. And I have a project forth coming that I wish to give the user a great experience every time they use the application. Flash is the perfect candidate for the experience I wish to give those users.

However, because of lack of love between Flash and Apple, I feel my hands are tied. Because this is a web service oriented application, that will serve thousands of customers, I am afraid that it will be to much strain on the server side to be a flawless user experience. Not to mention the amount of server resources it would take to generate the render the graphics on the fly. Throwing XML to the client would be optimum.

Mobile is a huge part in this game now as well, and that needs to be weaved in the mix as well. HTML5, CSS3, and company just doesn't cut it yet. Has anyone found a great solution to this transitional issue?

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    This is more of a discussion topic than an answerable question. Is there anything specific you want advice on? – JonW May 1 '12 at 11:12
  • Yes, a specific solution to a problem with Flash and Apple. To ask a question on how to make OSX work with Flash would be a debate. I just needed the alternative to Flash and get the same UX experience. And I got the answer... – Chad May 1 '12 at 11:31
  • I'm afraid you misunderstand the meaning of UX. What specifically are you trying to accomplish? – dnbrv May 1 '12 at 11:34
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    @Chad dnbrv is correct, you need to narrow down this question because there are multiple alternatives to various Flash implementations so we can't give you a full answer without knowing something more specific you want to know about. Also, claiming "My servers your batteries" gives the indication that you don't actually care at all about the User, you just want flashy gimmicks just for the sake of it. – JonW May 1 '12 at 12:27
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    @Chad: We aren't happy either that your first experience on UX.SE is bad. However, we have certain rules about questions here and in its current form your question doesn't fit. If you asked "How can I do X without Flash?" we would've helped you but you've asked "How can I do everything without Flash?" and that's impossible to answer because of the abundance of choices. – dnbrv May 1 '12 at 13:15

Considering HTML5 and Jquery i would go with them instead of flash:

  • ressource saving since client-side
  • very smooth and versatile
  • no flash needed
  • HTML5 let you do things we dreamed of 2 years ago, google examples
  • lot of opensource code to use
  • Thank you for your response! Are there some good specific examples to take a look at? – Chad May 1 '12 at 10:39
  • just google and you find them. eg html5demos.com or jquery.com – Email May 1 '12 at 10:42

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