[thelist] Macromedia.com redesigned

Mike Migurski mike at saturn5.com
Wed Mar 5 16:21:00 CST 2003

>>>Accessibility: Are you using a particular screen reader? or which sensory
>>>modality, in particular, do you wish transformed into which other sensory
>>no, no, it's fine.
>So are you asking something like "Should the Poodle Predictor of search
>engine behavior display the pages it is displaying?" If so, I don't know.
>I do know that the site itself is powered by Google, and trust that they
>would have advised us if they found all the search results were empty.

The macromedia site is?

I did look at the site in w3m, and was pleased to find that the content
was sort-of there... a lot of things were appearing twice and the
navigation is completely different (where does products, support, devnet,
etc. go?), but ultimately much of it was accessible in some way.

>Summary: A web-delivered application has a different *rhythm* than does
>delivery of a series of predefined screens.

I think the reason why a lot of people here are jumping on the new site is
not because it showcases MX technologies (it should), but that it does so
in a way which implies that replacing HTML-based content with flash is a
good idea. Personally, I love flash in certain instances and it certainly
has a lot of huge benefits, but in this case I think it's being used in a
counterproductive manner - a corporate site is NOT an application.

That's all.

It looks really nice though. I didn't mention that earlier.

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