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Re: Am I the only one who isn't wowed by Flash?
From Brian on 3 August '00
replying to Am I the only one who isn't "wowed" by Flash? posted by Jeff

The only types of flash sites I like are when they are used in small menus that take up less than 20% of the screen or of the menu does
tend to get large then sometimes you do have to go big but for that then I would use java applets for menus instead or the type microsoft uses.

My favorite shock menu is the 3d circle and you have to spin it around to get to the other content.

Other cool flash site i like is for the 3d game Populous The beginning.


>Just got finished taking a tour of websites created by elite retailers
>such as Nieman Marcus and Saks. Many of these sites are all glitz and
>zero substance, with arcane navigation and, of course, sloth-like loading.
>You see mistakes in these sites none of us would make. Where did
>Nieman get the idea their homepage should be red background with unreadable
>black text? Try to figure out the what does what on the Saks site.
>Three years ago "cool" websites had black backgrounds and moving eye-ball
>animations. At least those loaded quickly. Today animated gifs usually
>look silly, about as high tech as a nickelodian.
>But when I look at the obligatory Flash entry screen on many fashion
>sites I wonder whether we're making any progress toward the web's prime
>purpose of providing quality content quickly. That's why computers outsell
>kaleidescopes (sp?).
>A previous post said something about "wowing the visitor with Flash."
>The first-time visitor, perhaps. After that, any slow loading animation
>is annoying, and an annoyed customer isn't in the mood to buy.
>Flash may have some limited use in cutting edge tech or retailing
>sites.( makes wonderful use
>of it). But I hope the people who pay a fortune for such programming
>understand that it will be out of date VERY quickly. Perhaps it
>already is.
>Just curious: Is there anyone on this group who prefers to shop
>sites loaded down with Flash to simpler fast-loading ones, such
>as Amazon?

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