LOL i went to the last page and got a message saying “there is a script in this macromedia flash movie that has caused your computer to run slowly would you like to terminate it.”
YES PLEASE was my response (2.4Ghz 1Gb ram LOL)
i really hate flash for menu items and entire pages, i have seen flash done VERY VERY well as background images to title bars, much smaller files than a bitmap based image, if done well.
the things i live by when designing websites, is, FUNCTIONALITY, EASE OF USE, COMPATIBILITY, and SIMPLICITY.
there was a guy at the winamp forums complaining about how einamp 5 is bloatware and its huge and slow all this stuff (which isn’t true LOL)
he had a link to his website, it was all done in flash. 700Kb front page.
i went to it and thought OMG, this looks nice but is useless.
he would have had uncompressed TIFF or whatever files as the images in the flash, with these stupid animated squares flying over everything.
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it was not worth 700Kb.
front page should always open ina few seconds IMO, the other pages can open slightly slower if image intensive etc… but front page is the one people will remember the speed of. (and i’m not talking about the INTRO page which is stupidly popular and offers no use excpet to stick another click in the way)
but seriously FLASH can be used well, but in my experience its not.
you cannot right click on a flash link and copy the link location, or open in a new tab, etc… also many flash sites are a fixed size of about 700x500. its a damn joke, on a 1600x1200 screen its like a damn postage stamp.
my rant over