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Subject: RE: FLASH: FLASH 99% BAD
From: Bradshaw, Brian
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:13:28 GMT

At the risk of getting flamed big time, and no, I have no idea who this is,
I just read the mentioned article, and I am reading others, this Nielsen guy
does appear to have some good points about site structure. Flash sites are
not always intuitive, and I'm sure, even in the year 2000, some sites that
are bigger on neat animations than straight content are losing some visitors
that just don't want to sit and wait. I know I won't wait that long for a
site to load because there are plenty of others that don't make me wait.

I know I'm a Flash newbie, and just getting into web site creation, but the
message of moderation and remembering the user experience sounds like a good
one to me, even if the delivery is a bit terse.

But go easy, I have only read 5 articles of his and never had lunch with
him.

Brian Bradshaw
Systems Engineer
McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Companies
860-409-2603
Brian_Bradshawatmgh [dot] com



-----Original Message-----
From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of David
Wallach
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 9:28 AM
To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: FLASH: FLASH 99% BAD

Sat at his table for lunch last year... I left without eating.

A few weeks ago I saw a site that had 'FUCK JACOB NIELSEN' t-shirts for
sale, does anybody know the url? I am ready to invest...

Cheers

David

> Personally, I can't stand this guy views...
>
> but I thought everyone might get a charge from a
> little blood-boiling e-mail to get ya started this
> Monday morning...
>
>
>
> FLASH 99% BAD
> Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox for October 29 is now online at:
> http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20001029.html
>
> Although multimedia has its role on the Web, current Flash
> technology tends to discourage usability for three reasons:
> it makes bad design more likely, it breaks with the Web's
> fundamental interaction style, and it consumes resources that
> would be better spent enhancing a site's core value.


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