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Subject: Re: FLASH: FLASH 99% BAD
From: Thorvald Neumann
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:31:16 GMT


Monday, October 30, 2000, 8:12:54 PM, Andrew Le Sage wrote:
> What will happen when everyone in the western world is Broad Band, file size will not matter.

"What if..." does not interest me, what matters is *now*... I am
developing sites for usage nowadays and not entirely for the future.
There are many many people out in the WWW surfing with dial-ups... Not
everyone has DSL available at their home... Sure, in the future this
might be possible, but also in the future the sky may fall upon our

> It is also easier to protect you or your clients work in Flash, particularly if it is music.

Agreed. But it may be ripped off the file. Tools are available on the

> It is more flexible than HTML and if people are to stupid not to realise they are viewing Flash and that the browser buttons do not
> work the way they do it HTML I do not think I want them on my site. Most visual artists like painters that I have worked with love the zoom feature.

No valid reasons IMHO.

> At the end of the day the only thing really going against Flash is the file size.

A good designed Flash site does not need file sizes bigger than 100
KB. That's what "Load Movie" is for... ;)

Best wishes,

Thorvald Neumann
Multimedia Developer

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