[thelist] Good examples of DHTML and W3C DOM sites

Simon Willison simon at incutio.com
Tue Apr 2 03:49:01 CST 2002

Jon Hall wrote:

> Of course there are a million and one awesome Flash sites out there,
> that blow my socks off when I get on a Flash site cruising kick. I'd say
> if someone has the talent to produce a Flash site that includes the
> functionality that iht.com does then go for it. I wouldn't want to pay
> the bill though...

I'd have to disagree with that last statement. No matter how good a
Flash designer is, you should still never let them loose on a site with
a large amount of text content. Copy/paste from Flash is still dodgy
(can you do it at all yet?) as is printing, and search engines (even
Google) won't index swf files. Bring in the URL problems (you can't
bookmark / copy+paste links to content hidden inside flash files), the
fact that Flash means I can't browse with my right mouse button or use
Mozilla's gesture recognition technology and you've got a whole load of
content that has been needlessly crippled.

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