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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?

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    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

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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?
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    I think the point of flash is to cripple G4 CPUs.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giulio View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by beetyjoose View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by beetyjoose View Post
    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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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?
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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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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalscrap View Post
    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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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?
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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.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?
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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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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D 04 View Post
    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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    What is the point of Flash on webpages?

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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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