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
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.
> 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
> give up on it after waiting 5 minutes for it to load.
> Murray Tucker III
> > Hey all,
> > No, I haven't given up :). I just killed the site temporarily while
> > 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
> > nexagen.net strictly about the light, no flashy stuff *grin* and then
> > 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?
> > does anyone in here have any experience with building sites via Flash? I
> > trying to teach myself as I always do, however, I am getting more
> > 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