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19-11-2003, 08:40 PM
Hi, I'm Digital Jinx
It's been a while since I first posted here so I thought I'd get a collaberation of thoughts on my website. It's on the drawing board so there's nothing to look at right now but I'll be sure to update this thread with it's debeau (sp?) and any changes I make.
What I want to know is, what makes a website more successful? Great coding or does flash & animation carry that burden? What can I do without and what I cannot do without besides the basic HTML?
20-11-2003, 05:12 AM
don't everyone jump up at once....
21-11-2003, 02:53 AM
Fellow, i don't think that a good flash or some animated gif will make a site beautiful/nice.... i think that design it's everything.... if u have style/ concept.... just using HTML will surpass all that good work with flash......
21-11-2003, 04:36 AM
I kinda figured that...but I wanted to see what everyone's opinion on the matter was....maybe start up a little debate. I'm an animator or student that is....and I was wondering not so much as how to "grab" attention but which way is the best approach to get the attention I want. I mean I've seen some awsome java script as well as flash that blew me away but then again there's some html..excuse me dhtml that could give java or flash a run around.:cool: Thanks for your opinion though.:D
Like Rodrigo said, flash or no flash your website is not going to look better. I think what makes a website great is it's contents and how well you came up with the website look to get the audience to like it. I really don't know how to say it. I think what I'm trying to say is that good websites are the ones that are easy to read and navigate. The ones that don't have too many fancy stuff on them and yet people like them. Take this website for example. There's not that much flash in here, but the design is simple yet attractive. But that's just my opinion
07-12-2003, 02:09 PM
flash sites and especially flash intros appeal to a small industry market, even in the production world, if you are applying for a web design job, of course clear working knowledge of dhtml and flash cannot help enough.
the content matters more, employers still prefer a beat up portfolio with proof of your talent examples of good work and application than bows and ribbons they have to wade through to eventually find your 3 scrappy pieces of 3d work. my agent tells me flash is to be avoied especially for illustration jobs as people will want to see your work and quickly they also dont like a long index, they also may suffer compatibility problems, and this is taking into account superfast internet speeds.
ok my site is a complete dogs dinner but if i tidied up my html it would look much better, flash isnt the problem. Also html is more compatible and easier to maintain. i have flash, dreamweaver, director fireworks and freehand mx and know them pretty well, i studied web design for a year, so im not just avoiding it. it just isnt my bag, took a year to figure that out :(
goodbrush is a good example its hardly dynamic, but allows me to get to the content quickly, and flash just dosent suit the style, you cant put monet in a pvc suit, sorry bad analogy.
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