Something happened when Jobs killed Flash on the iPad. I did have a slight moment of mourning the other day when Adobe Flash Player informed me to uninstall itself, as the product was now discontinued.
Sure, maybe Flash was an inefficient app processor / power management wise, but that shouldn’t be the only metric by which to measure a service.
Fact is, Flash enabled artists to create rich content for the web, that nowadays requires you to be a coder or developer.
It’s kinda sad. At least with Flash, you could dabble in coding but still do everything on the timeline, and even more hard core coders were doing the hardcore data vis type stuff.
Today we have a bunch of dev tools for doing digital arts, but rarely does any artist or painter have the chops to compete in that world. Instead it kinda becomes the playground for creative engineers, which is great for the them, but it’s cut a lot of people out of the game.
To me I guess Oculart was a key site back in the day, I don’t know if this site even works anymore (it definitely won’t load on your iPhone or iPad), but maybe check it out on a laptop or desktop browser. Original site is now archived at the artists website.