+$Johnson argues that he's not suggesting an end to experimentation, merely that designers and developers be a little cautious and ensure whatever they're creating increases the utility of a site and isn't just gloss for the sake of it.Clearleft+$developer Andy Hume isn't sure about the negative Flash comparison: "Regarding these standards becoming the 'new Flash', if we consider Flash to have been one of the most successful technologies for delivering rich, interactive interfaces in a web browser over the last ten years, then I very much hope so." However, he sides with Johnson regarding designers having the potential to 'abuse' technology: "Like any technologies, [CSS3 and HTML5] can be abused to do 'bad things'. Some Flash developers did this and in some circles this ended up giving Flash a bad name. It's nothing to do with the technology, but inappropriate use of that technology, which is the thing to worry about. There is a danger that people will forget what is permissible, and these people will build shit websites that nobody wants to use."
+$Hume's cohort, user experience designer Harry Brignull, is less anxious about the future: "When web designers gain a new way of creating rich interactive experiences, they usually get excited at first, experiment a lot, make mistakes, then learn from them and settle into using design patterns that work well for their target users." He says this is a "natural cycle of learning" we've seen before and that we'll see again.
开发人员托马斯福克斯+$thinks similarly. "People have always made bad websites, regardless of the technology used. This is like blaming guns for killing people — it's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's what you make of it," he argues.
+$Fuchs adds that CSS3 and HTML5 do at least have one distinct advantage over Flash, regardless of how they are used: "They are openly developed standards, not a proprietary plug-in owned by one company. This, for many reasons, creates a much more solid base to work on." He reckons telling designers to be cautious is also the wrong way to go: "Designers should be bold and go out there and create amazing stuff with these new technologies."