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Subject: RE: UKNM: Flash again........
From: Stewart Dean
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 13:31:57 GMT

Flash it's self is wonderful and has a broad coverage these days. You can
essentially do everything in Flash folks used to do in Shockwave (something
I would now consider obsolete).

The problem comes when you get animation happy and allow the presentation
get in the way of site purpose.

The example I use often is www.hoover.co.uk which looks good but just
doesn't lead people to buy a vacuum cleaner. It's brochurware at it's

Take a look at www.sony-europe.com for more of the same (good to see it's up
to date!)

I feel Flash makes the clever stuff you can do in DHTML redundant and it
does amaze me some folks use both together, especially when DHTML is used
for animation along side Flash.

Basically I feel Flash is cool, wonderful and great but it should be used
only when it's the best solution - not because the designer like it at the
moment and has found out a cool way to do 'ripples'.


> Stewart Dean - SDeanatscient [dot] com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Linn [charles [dot] linnattpd [dot] co [dot] uk (mailto:charles [dot] linnattpd [dot] co [dot] uk)]
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 2:03 PM
> To: uk-netmarketingatmail [dot] chinwag [dot] com
> Subject: UKNM: Flash again........
> I know this has been repeated as a topic endlessly, so sorry
> for restarting
> it, but can people let me know of well know sites which use
> flash to good or
> more interestingly to me, bad effect? It would also be great
> to have five -
> ten advantages and disadvantages of using flash - anyone seen
> a good article
> on this recently?
> Thanks for the help, might be better to mail me off list to
> avoid the flash
> lovers vs flash haters debate flaring up again.
> Cheers
> Chas
> [Sam says: I agree, we can revisit this in a couple of months
> on the list, but for the moment, please respond to Chas directly]

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