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jonnyd 05-23-2007 12:06 PM

What is the point of Flash on webpages?
 
Never mind - I was just yapping in the anything goes forum. This'll look like a flame thread in a webdesign forum :D

giulio 05-23-2007 12:59 PM

I think the point of flash is to cripple G4 CPUs.

jonnyd 05-23-2007 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giulio (Post 400056)
I think the point of flash is to cripple G4 CPUs.

Oh, so it's not all negative then.


:D

beetyjoose 05-28-2007 10:17 AM

what else would you skip if there were no flash intros?

Brown Study 05-28-2007 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by beetyjoose (Post 402975)
what else would you skip if there were no flash intros?

Having to flush Flash's cookies if the privacy settings aren't set correctly.

jonnyd 05-28-2007 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by beetyjoose (Post 402975)
what else would you skip if there were no flash intros?

I have to say - although it's an interesting idea, that flickaday site you posted just confirms it. A 'countup' to load each 120 x 120px photo . . . :Not-Amused:

Yay! Go flash. ZZZzzzz . . . . .

The Recluse 05-31-2007 08:15 AM

I thought Flash was there to annoy people, It annoys the .............. out of me.

digitalscrap 05-31-2007 10:18 AM

Glad to see that I'm not the only person that feels this way. I really dislike using flash, and unless a client REALLY insists on it, I will use an optimized animated .gif for people who just have to have animation on their pages. I tend to not like animations on pages at all, but maybe I'm just old school. :)

jonnyd 05-31-2007 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by digitalscrap (Post 404904)
Glad to see that I'm not the only person that feels this way. I really dislike using flash, and unless a client REALLY insists on it, I will use an optimized animated .gif for people who just have to have animation on their pages. I tend to not like animations on pages at all, but maybe I'm just old school. :)

I think a little of it to draw the eye is OK (although in truth I don't think it's necessary), but the whole idea of needing a preloader for example is just lunacy - if you need to entertain me while your eye candy loads . . . *click*

I just think it busts the whole idea of having the client do all the work.

There are a few things you really can't do with HTML, so maybe there are reasons to have it. But there's no reason to drop HTML altogether and give me a 3mb cartoon show.

giulio 05-31-2007 10:51 AM

The only thing I couldn't figure out how to do ih HTML is rotate an image.
I got resize, blur, move, opacity, transitions, even multi-track sounds.

Aptmunich 05-31-2007 11:36 AM

This is the point of flash:

http://www.h-e-t.de/


The sad part is, I know this person... and he also offers webdesign services.. *argh*!

jonnyd 05-31-2007 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Aptmunich (Post 404944)
This is the point of flash:

http://www.h-e-t.de/


The sad part is, I know this person... and he also offers webdesign services.. *argh*!

I'm sure he's a very nice chap :D

Try this one. Every page has a preloader. It's not like they're a small brand either. Some of the preloaders end up on a page that is 'undefined'. Complete dogs breakfast.

http://www.redbull.com/

BIG D 04 05-31-2007 11:45 AM

I don't think Flash is necessarily bad, I think the way Sites handle the fact that you may not have it or have chosen to disable it, is worse than actually having it.

I mean when you go to a Site and it simply says Install Flash Player to view this Site, it's goes for all Plug-Ins I think at the very least professional sites should provide methods for individuals to access content without the need for any 3rd Party Plug Ins installed.

The Recluse 05-31-2007 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG D 04 (Post 404953)
I don't think Flash is necessarily bad, I think the way Sites handle the fact that you may not have it or have chosen to disable it, is worse than actually having it.

I mean when you go to a Site and it simply says Install Flash Player to view this Site, it's goes for all Plug-Ins I think at the very least professional sites should provide methods for individuals to access content without the need for any 3rd Party Plug Ins installed.

If something requires a plugin or loads a large preloader, I tend to click away. If pro sites understood what I do is what a lot of other people do perhaps they would get hold of their web developer and string him up.

Just look at those sites which do not use flash , then look at that company's balance sheet. I rest my case m'lord.

Willem 05-31-2007 01:10 PM

Why does OSX have fancy genie minimize effects and ripple effects and so on? Eye candy. Some people want their web experience to be pimped up. Some don't.


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