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Re: Sabotage
From Jim Perry at Palmares of Elite Women Cycle Racers on 9 Feb '01
replying to Sabotage posted by JWJ

I'm not precisely sure what is being proposed. Is it a "splash page", that is, a page which displays a "splash" of art from which you have to click again to get to the "real" home page?

In any case, there are other issues besides search engine indexing. If it is a splash page, then the site visitors have to click twice to get into the site. This cuts down site traffic. Such pages can also be confusing.

Perhaps you could suggest a site usability study where the site is shown to focus group participants and their actions and reactions are monitored. This could well demonstrate the counter-productive effects of certain types of design features.

>All I can say to the one guy in the company who passionately wants to have our first page be a flash animation is, "that supposedly will wreck the indexing." This statement doesn't sway him.

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