Update on my site

Update on my site

Post by Danny Powel » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 22:48:17


Hey all,

    No, I haven't given up :). I just killed the site temporarily while I
work on building it again. I am incorporating alot of flash work, etc. I
think you will all really enjoy it. I am also toying with the idea of making
nexagen.net strictly about the light, no flashy stuff *grin* and then buying
a new domain name, preferably a name with "pool" in it and going all out
with it, maybe a link to nexagen on it. What are your thought on this? Also,
does anyone in here have any experience with building sites via Flash? I am
trying to teach myself as I always do, however, I am getting more frustrated
than a 3 legged dog trying to dig up a frozen turd on an icy lake.

Ok, that last part was really bad, sorry. :)

Danny

 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by John Collin » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 00:54:05

Spend some time going through ALL the tutorials on the Macromedia site -
they are free and informative.  Also www.hotwired.com has great Flash
tutorials.

John


Quote:
> Hey all,

>     No, I haven't given up :). I just killed the site temporarily while I
> work on building it again. I am incorporating alot of flash work, etc. I
> think you will all really enjoy it. I am also toying with the idea of
making
> nexagen.net strictly about the light, no flashy stuff *grin* and then
buying
> a new domain name, preferably a name with "pool" in it and going all out
> with it, maybe a link to nexagen on it. What are your thought on this?
Also,
> does anyone in here have any experience with building sites via Flash? I
am
> trying to teach myself as I always do, however, I am getting more
frustrated
> than a 3 legged dog trying to dig up a frozen turd on an icy lake.

> Ok, that last part was really bad, sorry. :)

> Danny


 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by Danny Powel » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 01:04:13

Thanks John, I'll check it out tonight.

Danny


Quote:

> Spend some time going through ALL the tutorials on the Macromedia site -
> they are free and informative.  Also www.hotwired.com has great Flash
> tutorials.

> John


 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by Bob Jewet » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 04:23:38

Quote:

> ... I am incorporating alot of flash work ...

Please don't.  Or if you do, provide a set of non-fancy pages.

--

Bob Jewett

 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by Danny Powel » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 05:32:16

Damn you people are impossible to please! :)

Ok, don't worry about the flash because I'm sick of trying to figure the
shit out anyway hehe. I'm gonna go with a bunch of ASP/XML and JHTML stuff
that will make for a super easy to use/navigate web site. I better not hear
anyone say that don't want this *grin*

"Bob Jewett" wrote

Quote:
> > ... I am incorporating alot of flash work ...

> Please don't.  Or if you do, provide a set of non-fancy pages.
> Bob Jewett

 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by Frank G » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 07:31:38

Danny Powell said:
|Ok, don't worry about the flash because I'm sick of trying to figure the
|shit out anyway hehe. I'm gonna go with a bunch of ASP/XML and JHTML stuff
|that will make for a super easy to use/navigate web site. I better not hear
|anyone say that don't want this *grin*

I'm trying to learn to use Dreamweaver 3. I will be making a site soon
with no banners or flash or anything but text and some URLs and some
email addresses and a movie. I sort of agree with Bob, keep it simple. If
it loads fast and has a nice clean look so the viewer can "see" my
message then the text is more likely to get read and responded to. I will
be looking to sell a product, and I want the viewer to buy the product,
which requires them to read the text and respond to our email or call us
on the phone. I don't want them to get frustrated waiting for the site to
load, or worse yet, going YEOW! due to ugly colors or flashy moving
pictures. YMMV

--
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it

 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by Murray Tucker II » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:50:08

I have only one word of advice- K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid). I guess
those fancy flash sites are alright for big city folks with fast
connections, but  us backwards Southerners with slow dial ups will probably
give up on it after waiting 5 minutes for it to load.

--
Murray Tucker III
www.tuckerbilt.com/iii


Quote:
> Hey all,

>     No, I haven't given up :). I just killed the site temporarily while I
> work on building it again. I am incorporating alot of flash work, etc. I
> think you will all really enjoy it. I am also toying with the idea of
making
> nexagen.net strictly about the light, no flashy stuff *grin* and then
buying
> a new domain name, preferably a name with "pool" in it and going all out
> with it, maybe a link to nexagen on it. What are your thought on this?
Also,
> does anyone in here have any experience with building sites via Flash? I
am
> trying to teach myself as I always do, however, I am getting more
frustrated
> than a 3 legged dog trying to dig up a frozen turd on an icy lake.

> Ok, that last part was really bad, sorry. :)

> Danny

 
 
 

Update on my site

Post by John Collin » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:40:42

Actually, done right Flash can be a huge advantage for a site.  And Flash
pages and elements can be created with balance for speed considerations.
Most web development sites suggest a non-flash alternative for visitors to
choose from.

I say that you should just develop for yourself without regard to load
speeds if you want to express your artistic side.  Those who want what you
are offering will wait for the package to download.

But if you are developing for commercial purposes then you should take the
time to lay out your site as simply as possible.  The object here is to
provide any and all information that customers need to buy your product as
easily and painlessly as possible.

Having said that - web development is freaking hard work - because the thing
with providing information is that it always has to be current.  I start a
simple page with just text and graphics that ought to be an hour's worth of
work and it turns into a four hour ordeal by the time I am done.

So absolute kudos to anyone willing to develop their own site - it is a
really hard task to do it right.  Good thing is that you can always wipe the
slate and start over.

John



Quote:
> I have only one word of advice- K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid). I guess
> those fancy flash sites are alright for big city folks with fast
> connections, but  us backwards Southerners with slow dial ups will
probably
> give up on it after waiting 5 minutes for it to load.

> --
> Murray Tucker III
> www.tuckerbilt.com/iii



> > Hey all,

> >     No, I haven't given up :). I just killed the site temporarily while
I
> > work on building it again. I am incorporating alot of flash work, etc. I
> > think you will all really enjoy it. I am also toying with the idea of
> making
> > nexagen.net strictly about the light, no flashy stuff *grin* and then
> buying
> > a new domain name, preferably a name with "pool" in it and going all out
> > with it, maybe a link to nexagen on it. What are your thought on this?
> Also,
> > does anyone in here have any experience with building sites via Flash? I
> am
> > trying to teach myself as I always do, however, I am getting more
> frustrated
> > than a 3 legged dog trying to dig up a frozen turd on an icy lake.

> > Ok, that last part was really bad, sorry. :)

> > Danny