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Flash-ize It

Adobe Flash — it's come quite a long way since my first experience with it as a Macromedia product (version 2 in 1997). Yet still, it does not adhere to W3C standards, requires a plug-in to view, and above all, is a pretty pricey proprietary product. So why is everyone so hot on using it? Love it or hate it, Flash is here to stay. It does have a few advantages which we'll take a quick look at.

The Fl&;ash player plug-in does boast the highest saturation rate around (way above other media player plug-ins) and it now readily accommodates audio and video, as video sites like YouTube take advantage of it. It's pretty easy to add and upgrade it for all major browsers. The price may seem prohibitive at first, but once you're in for the ...

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