Friday, November 14, 2008

Should my web site be in Flash?

Adobe FlashAn extension on my post yesterday, I thought it might be good to provide some more information. I found this great article (An Evaluation of Flash on web sites. Article by Dimitrios Bendilas.) that gives an overview of what Flash is, problems of bad use, when Flash can be useful to enhance your web site, and explores a good solution for hybrid web sites with Flash pieces and HTML.

Read the full article

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What is Flash? Adobe Flash is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience. Flash allows web professionals to make more impressive and complex graphics with motion, sound and video.

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We recommend not creating your site completely in Flash because it makes updates more difficult, is not good for search engine optimization, and there are simply better ways. For added interest on your web site, Flash can be added in pieces with a combination of other technology including basic HTML and CSS or XML.

If you hire TBH Creative for your web design project, we will sit down with you and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Flash. It is in our best interest to develop a site that is powerful and effective to keep your business, so we will never recommend Flash for a greater profit. In fact, we typically discourage Flash unless there is value added from it.
Tatum

About the author | Tatum Hindman

Tatum is the president of TBH Creative and is responsible for building long-term client relationships. She enjoys the strategy behind web design and sitting down with clients to define online marketing goals. She likes to blog about questions or topics that clients ask about as well as sharing new tricks.

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