Flash usage is declining, and to be perfectly honest, that isn’t a bad thing. At least not in the name of performance and responsiveness on our dear old World Wide Web.
We thought this chart was pretty telling, courtesy of HTTP Archive:
Ok, this was borderline mean, but it’s not OUR statistic. 😉
To clarify what the chart shows, it’s the average size per individual downloaded object when you view a web page, sorted by file type. I.e. Flash files tend to be big.
Flash had a place in the past, but it’s a remnant of a web that had much fewer options for dynamic content than what modern web standards allow today.
Data source: HTTP Archive, a project that analyzes thousands of web pages each month to get this statistic and more. It’s a great resource, so check it out if you like technical stats about web pages.