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Old 12-22-2005, 09:12 AM
wacki wacki is offline
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piss me off.

Seriously try to navigate this website and find the shoes I just bought.

http://www.ecco.com/


Which are shown here

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/117624/c/1201.html


It takes forever. I gave up. Whowever makes flash websites, please stop. It's [censored] annoying. At minimum provide an alternative static page. Slow sites = bad for business.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: Flash websites

Yeah, that site was done very badly. Usually they have the alternative .html page, which are always better.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: Flash websites

I'm a web developer, and I agree. Flash front screen are utterly, utterly, utterly, utterly retarded.

Flash's only place is to convey graphical information for knowledge transfer, or as a sideline entertainment thing - not as a gee-whizzy pile of main-page sweaty bollocks.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:32 PM
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Hey diebitter,

I'm a Flash designer and programmer, and there are many times when Flash is completely appropriate for an entire site. Most of the sites I worked on were for upcoming movies, personal websites for music artists, or just informational and entertaining sites for major brands.

Obviously, e-commerce sites are not ideal in Flash unless they're using a good company to build it so it works great, but saying that Flash for an entire site is bad is not true. Adobe recently purchased Flash and is stepping it up with every release. More and more sites will be fully made in Flash. It sucks that some companies have low budgets and let crap Flash work slide because it is all they can afford, but I believe they are in the minority.

You can see a lot of good examples of Flash sites at THE FWA. I reccomend checking out Eminem's and Beck's sites.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Flash websites

shant, i'm sorry, but you're wrong. there is only one time flash is appropriate for an entire site.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:41 PM
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OMG ZOMBOCOM IS AWESOME!!!! ZOMBOCOM. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AT ZOMBOCOM!!!!
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Flash websites

[ QUOTE ]
I'm a web developer, and I agree. Flash front screen are utterly, utterly, utterly, utterly retarded.

Flash's only place is to convey graphical information for knowledge transfer, or as a sideline entertainment thing - not as a gee-whizzy pile of main-page sweaty bollocks.

[/ QUOTE ]

This is right on, Diebitter. I'm also a web developer, and Flash is a plague upon the internet. Should only be used in small doses, if at all.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:10 PM
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Flash: 99% bad

From the internet's top usability expert.
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:14 PM
wacki wacki is offline
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Hi shant.

1) The FWA site sucks
2) die please!
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:16 PM
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Shant,

How do I bookmark a page on an all Flash site?
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