Updated: Jul 3
Have you ever noticed that little puzzle piece that pops up in your web browser reminding you that Flash is not supported?
Adobe Flash is a multimedia software platform used for the production of animations, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, mobile games and embedded web browser video players.
In July 2017, Microsoft, Adobe and their industry technology partners (Apple, Facebook, Mozilla, Google) announced that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. Adobe decided that the usage of Flash Player’s technology has diminished, and the availability of better, more secure software platform options have come to fruition such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly.
On December 31st, 2020, Microsoft will end support for Adobe Flash Player and users will have to convert their Wix sites to HTML etc. if they want their sites to be visibly active going forward.
Are you still using Adobe Flash for the multimedia content on your Wix website?
If so, it’s time for a change. A change that has been lingering since 2017.
Google Chrome discontinued the use of Adobe Flash in 2019, and while it was possible to use Flash if necessary, that option won’t be around for much longer. Mozilla Firefox discontinued Adobe Flash mid-year in 2016 and Internet Explorer is on the verge of Flash discontinuation in just a short time too.
When the end of December 2020 hits, there will be no further security updates or support for Adobe Flash Player, so every major web browser will essentially discontinue the ability to use Flash.
Unsure if your website utilizes Adobe Flash? Take a moment to open up a new tab or web browser window and navigate to your website. Right-click on your website’s background where there isn’t any writing or media and a menu will pop up. If you see any options for Adobe Flash Player, then your website will need to take action as soon as possible to avoid any ramifications that come with the deletion of Adobe Flash.
Another quick way to check if your website uses Adobe Flash is to visit SEO SiteCheckup. Simply type your web address into the URL link provided and if Adobe Flash is detected, you’ll receive a warning message:
“Warning: your website contains flash objects. Flash is an outdated technology that is used to deliver rich multimedia content. Flash content does not work well on mobile devices and is difficult for crawlers to interpret.”
Either way, you will know whether it is time to take action to find an Adobe Flash alternative.
As mentioned before, there are a few alternatives to Adobe Flash, HTML5 being the most secure and reliable. HTML5’s technology has been set to overtake and replace Adobe Flash for years and the time is finally here. If you’re set on using Adobe Flash, then this change might be tough to adapt to, but we can assure you that it is in your best interest.
Adapting to newer, more advanced HTML5 technology ensures that you and your clients will still be able to fully access the website that you’ve put so much time, effort and work into. Don’t let your website and all that you’ve worked for go to waste come 2021. Find an efficient way to adapt to a new multimedia software technology so that your website can continue to run as smoothly as possible.
Wix Flash Update
NB Media Solutions promises that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, despite all the bad news that we’ve dropped on you thus far.
Yes, your website could disappear forever if you’re still using Adobe Flash technology, but NB Media Solutions wouldn’t let that happen to you.
As a proud Wix partner, NB Media Solutions offers Wix’s powerful HTML5 website building. Review the content on your website, have a reliable marketing agency (NB Media Solutions) transfer your website to an efficient website builder (Wix) who uses an advanced multimedia software platform (HTML5). Hit three birds with one stone when you contact NB Media Solutions to successfully convert your website over to Wix and its HTML5 technology.
Three considerations to keep in mind:
1. Adobe Flash end of life is happening in December 2020
2. Make the change to HTML5 if your website still uses Flash
3. NB Media Solutions can assist you with Wix so that your website continues to run after December 2020
Wix Flash to HTML5 Converter
As tough as the change may seem, Wix is making it fairly easy to convert Flash websites to HTML5.
Here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction when considering making the change to HTML5 with Wix:
What you can do:
View your Flash sites in your account. In the Editor Type column, you'll see which site was created on Flash.
Create a new website so people can still find you online.
If you need any images, text, media or important content from your Flash site, be sure to save it on your desktop before December 31st, 2020. After this date, it will no longer be available.
Payments and Domains:
If you have a Premium plan that ends after December 31, 2020, you will be refunded the existing amount in proportion to how many days remain in your plan. You can assign your domain to any of your HTML sites.
Learn more about domains, payments and the end of Flash here.
If you need any assistance, please contact Wix Customer Care.
For the best experience, create your new website on a desktop.
Convert to HTML5
NB Media Solutions a full service internet marketing agency who specializes in Wix web design.
The end of Flash Player is a true tragedy, but thankfully, you have an agency like NB Media Solution at your side to save the day.
You can count on NB Media Solutions to successfully convert your old Flash website to HTML5 through Wix’s innovative website building technology.
Don’t let all the work that you’ve put into your website go to waste, and contact NB Media Solutions to help you get acquainted with Wix and HTML5 today!
We will leave you with our favorite Flash website we ever developed from back in 2012. A custom motorcycle shop in Muskegon, MI. All the fire, skulls, badass motorcycles and hard rock you can handle!