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Flash Websites

   Discussion: Flash Websites
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 2 months ago
Do people make flash websites just to prove they know how to? They seem to always be less functional than html ones.
Bender Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Not to mention a pain in the ass for some operating systems.
Josh Woodward Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
That's the best theory I've heard yet. I think that everyone on earth hates Flash websites, but there's a subset of people that decide that the wonderful idea they have would be the one good use of Flash. And unless that idea involves shooting kittens out of a cannon, they're mistaken.
nate... Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
as near as I can figure, yes.

if there was a way to ban flash websites, I would be ALL over that shit.

Josh Woodward Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
I don't think it's quite what you mean, but the Flashblock plugin for Firefox is a beautiful thing.
nate... Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Oh, I know. :)
I use it!
lawrence Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
that's a great plugin, but it doesn't help if a site is flash-dependent.
Josh Woodward Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Sure it does. If you go to a Flash-dependent website, you won't have to wait for it to kill your internet connection and crash your browser before you kill it and move on to a real website. ;-)
nate... Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Amen.
That's actually a deal breaker if I'm checking out a new artist.... if I go to their site and it's all flash, I just don't even bother going any further and listening to their music or anything.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Which is probably unfair to the artist who in many circumstances has no control over his website or no idea that "flash is bad" and that the guy he paid a hundred bucks to used it.

And I better not catch you on Homestarrunner.com anymore either, I suppose?

I'm not defending the use of Flash, btw. I just can't comprehend completely blowing off a site because of it.
nate... Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
well, HSR is a different story. :)

Though I do wish that the navigation wasn't all flash....

As for blowing off a site... I just don't bother once I see the little flashblock button come up.
I figure I don't care enough to put myself through that unless it's some kind of info I desperately need.
*shrug*
Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
So you desperately need Strongbad e-mails? :-D
nate... Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
No... mostly just TGS. :)
Misch Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
Nearly all flash-only websites deserve to be featured on webpagesthatsuck.com
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 2 months ago
This forum gave me the nerve to tell my friend, a musician, how bad her Flash Website is.
Misch Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
THe chutzpah was all yours already. We applied the peer pressure.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 2 months ago
It wasn't chutzpah or peer pressure. This is my friend Ruth's site and I think she needs to change it for her own good. I just needed to know it wasn't just me that hated flash sites.

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