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Never mind - I was just yapping in the anything goes forum. This'll look like a flame thread in a webdesign forum
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I think the point of flash is to cripple G4 CPUs.

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I think the point of flash is to cripple G4 CPUs.
Oh, so it's not all negative then.


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

Yay! Go flash. ZZZzzzz . . . . .
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I thought Flash was there to annoy people, It annoys the .............. out of me.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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*!
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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

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/
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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.

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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.
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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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