[thelist] Search Engines and Flash

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser1 at skdesigns.com
Wed Jan 23 13:01:51 CST 2002

At 09:41 AM 01/23/2002, Janet Green typed:
>I'm wondering how the use of an opening Flash animation page (or, more 
>specifically, Flash-style animations made with a program called Swish) 
>impacts a site's placement in search engine results. What design 
>considerations must be given to an opening animation page to retain search 
>engine placement? What strategies can we use to overcome some of the 
>obstacles a Flash page creates? Thanks!


I don't know much about the specifics of Swish, but there's a brand new 
tutorial on usability, accessibility with Flash at Digital Web:

Flash Usability, by Meryl Evans

I also wrote a tutorial for Digital Web last spring about designing for 
search engines that includes some information about Flash, too:

Designing for Search Engines and Stars

I haven't been to the Swish site, but I wonder if there's more info there 
to help answer your question, too. Maybe not... maybe you already checked?


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