[TriLUG] OT: Flash web developers?
matt at noway2.thruhere.net
Wed May 5 06:33:08 EDT 2010
Just to add $.02 to this. It is unfortunate, but true that Flash has
been over used and abused by too many developers In response to the
annoyance, one of the things that I keep installed in the browser is
flash block. Mostly this is to avoid all the animated ads that suck up
bandwidth and are visually annoying. The side effect is that legitimate
flash, such as what your customer wants get thrown out with it. While
the blocker is supposed to allow you to easily turn a particular frame
on, it doesn't seem to work really well. The net result is that I can't
effectively use flash based sites. if I REALLY, and I mean REALLY want
what is on that particular site I will go to the trouble to disable the
flash blocker, but better than 9 times out of 10, I just go somewhere
If your customer decides to use flash, be sure that they don't render
the site useless to someone who chooses to not accept it.
On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 23:55 -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 May 2010 22:06:49 Peter Neilson wrote:
> > Cristóbal Palmer wrote:
> > > off. There's a sizable chunk of the population not annoyed by
> > > flamboyant intros. There's another sizable chunk that are. Think of it
> > > this way: do you enjoy businesses where the service staff sing a ditty
> > > every time somebody walks in? Do you know people who find that
> > > annoying?
> > I am more or less equally annoyed by:
> > 1) Up-front Flash.
> > 2) Drive-up hamburger joints that greet me with "Wlcm-to-Brgrclown-wld
> > you like to try the special mbrfbgr pszmffblt with the bzmmtfb sauce
> > today?" (All I wanted, if they would let me speak, was to order a double
> > cheeseburger, and I particularly didn't want to parse mbrfbgr pszmffblt.)
> > 3) Companies with complicated and mandated phone-answering scripts not
> > unlike the Burger Clown, where they could have said simply, "Good
> > morning. Jones Printing Company."
> > The would-be Flasher needs to run tests on his own customers. I'll bet
> > he's seen a competitor's Flash website and wants the same, without
> > giving any thought to the effect on business, if any. Perhaps he should
> > wait until the successor product, Flush, is developed that can pour
> > actual wine samples over the Internet.
> Well said!
> Steve Litt
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