IAB Launches Simple HTML5 Ad Validator Tool

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced the release of a new HTML5 ad validator from its tech lab. It calls this a “first-of-its-kind” online tool for quick and easy testing of mobile and desktop creative. It tests against the IAB…

Google Says No More To Flash Ads

Google announced that it is phasing out Flash from ads entirely. As of June 30th, advertisers will no longer be able to upload Flash ads into DoubleClick Campaign Manager, Bid Manager, or AdWords. Beginning on January 2nd, 2017, Flash ads…

Facebook Makes Videos HTML5 By Default

Facebook announced that its videos will now use HTML5 by default as Flash continues its slow demise. The company’s chief security officer made headlines a while back when he called for the death of Flash, and even since then, Adobe…

Adobe Drops the ‘Flash’ From Flash Professional CC (At Least in Name)

Adobe announced that it has shipped its latest Creative Cloud desktop updates and announced some new developments across its portfolio of tools and technologies. Most notably, Adobe is reanaming Flash Professional CC to Adobe Animate CC to “more accurately reflect…

IAB Opens Updated HTML5 Ad Guide For Public Comment

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released a new update to its HTML5 For Digital Advertising Guide to help ad designers understand how to effectively leverage the technology. This couldn’t come soon enough. A recent study from Sizmek found that advertisers…

YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging…

Netflix Streams In HTML5 On Mac OS X Yosemite

On Monday, Apple revealed its newest version of Mac OS X – Yosemite. It’s available to developers now, and will be available for everyone in the fall. You can also sign up for an upcoming beta program. Netflix announced on…

HTML5 Devs Can Now Sell Their Apps On The Amazon Appstore

HTML5 is the future, or so says open Web proponents. Everything you can do in native code on Android or iOS, they claim you can do in HTML5. While that may be true, you couldn’t make money with a HTML5…

Adobe Brings Native Canvas Support To Flash Pro

It’s been said time and time again that HTML5 would replace Flash sooner or later. That may yet happen, but it looks like Adobe isn’t interested in a war. Instead, Flash wants to get along with HTML5 to make both…

Mozilla, OTOY Introduce ORBX.js, Brings Cloud-Based Graphics Processing To The Web

In 2010, OnLive introduced a revolutionary idea – leverage the power of the cloud to stream PC games to any PC regardless of its specs. Now a number of Web companies are taking that idea even further with a new…