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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:48 PM

I was recently talking to a friend with a online store.

And he was saying that flash websites are not the best type of website for e-commerce. And it makes sensce, but then the question came up:

Where should the line be drawn as to what type of website should be created?

For example a business with many online products will probably due better of with a html because I guess it is very straight forward.

But a entertainment place would be better of having flash because it is more animated.

How can I use my judgment to say: This would benefit of a flash more. Or html. :blink:

Well thank-you for your replies. :busy:

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:58 PM

I would not use Flash for an online store. I personally find Flash sites annoying, not to mention that most phones can't access them. If anything give people the choice between the Flash site or HTML.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:55 PM

Well I do agree.

But I like flash websites and think they are interactive and could benefit some entertaiment or fancy companies more.
You are right the person should decide what is best for them.
And I do agree that Flash should not be used for e-commerce

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:49 PM

Ditto on the Flash is annoying.

Don't like anything that I can't control.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:21 PM

I'd also add that anything involving Flash makes a website more or less useless to blind users, or others who cannot use mice. No idea if they are among your audience, but it's something to keep in mind.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:06 PM

Wow :o Very interesting points.

Then when are flash website's appropriate?

I guess more for online games or some entertainment stuff..

As always thanks for your input :busy:

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:11 PM

Wow :o Very interesting points.

Then when are flash website's appropriate?

I guess more for online games or some entertainment stuff..

As always thanks for your input :busy:


I actually find flash games to be resource hogs and the language itself seems like it was developed by a painter not an engineer, analyst or programmer.

I did a few games in what many call HTML5 and it's much faster, but of course doing things this way doesn't give access to the multitude of libraries used in flash. I have a feeling that eventually these libraries will become more and more common.

Now more specifically to e-commerce, flash would be a really bad idea for many reasons including security and performance.




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