When you look at the general tendencies in web design those days, it appears that Flash-powered websites have lost points, as more and more web developers use technologies like (X)HTML, AJAX, Javascript and CSS to propose clean, feature-rich and effective websites to the world.

However, there's still one field where Flash has its word to say: media handling. I may be wrong, but I haven't seen (yet) a 100% javascript framework capable of properly handling audio and video files. So let's face it: we need Flash to handle media files, even if we don't like it (well, at least I don't like it, mainly because it makes SEO optimization a real nightmare, but that's another story).

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