[thelist] flash accessibility/usability

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Tue Feb 26 22:33:00 CST 2002

.jeff wrote:
>>if people think of something as 'cool', it's going to be
>>cool to them regardless of when they visit the site.
> not if it impedes access to content.  if you don't believe me, then go do
> some reading on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of splash screens.  they
> used to be viewed as cool and hip.  now, anybody that's smart avoids them
> except in ultra-rare situations.

i wasn't questioning splash pages

>>as erik's already pointed out a couple times, flash is
>>often more efficient than static images, so why do you
>>think they'd have to wait?
> i wasn't talking about static images.  i was talking about planned animation
> that always took a set amount of time to execute.

maybe i'm missing something here. since my flash plugin is loaded when i
start the browser, how is executing(downloading) a smaller flash file
faster than executing(downloading) a larger site that uses static images?

>>and maybe it's just because they liked the flash version
> maybe.  however, unless you ask them, it's left to making educated guesses
> based on usage reports.

hey, i'm all for *that*!


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