Since Apple launched the iPad on 3 April it has sold over 3 million of them, significantly beating the original iPhone sales for the same period. What does this mean for web design? Whilst still a small drop in the ocean in terms of web access, the lack of Flash support on both the iPad and iPhone has been much commented on and site owners and developers have been questioning Flash and its place in mainstream web design. In many cases accessible content is winning out over presentation ‘icing’, so perhaps we’ll be seeing less web animation for the time being. Alternatives such as HTML5 may change this (although a game-changing authoring tool is needed to really kickstart HTML5).

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