[thelist] best html & css sites

Toby lists at tobybrancher.net
Sun Feb 18 21:47:35 CST 2007

I totally agree, I believe flash has come a long way as well, alternative
content for SEO, compatibility with analytics (easy really), solving most of
the problems AJAX sites now encounter now also... And if you know what
you're doing in flash you can pretty much do whatever you want.

In some cases I believe a flash site is the perfect tool for the job.

Hmm, and I said I didn’t want to enter a debate about flash sites...

Cmon, lets get linkdup with cutting edge standard compliant html/css/js
websites! ;¬]

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Christian Heilmann
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>  I used to work in an environment (and still do
> > sometimes) where the designers prefer flash and push it as the medium
> > websites, consistently moaning about the restrictions of html.
> Flash is not good for SEO, you realize?

Not generally true. If you add enough alternative text then all is
fine. Actually any time you use music or video, Flash is a great

> And Flash is generally only good for showing a product from various
> or a product doing something to solve a problem, etc.

Flash has come a long way and with Flex we have a real rich interface
that can for example work with assistive technology with us having to
simulate keyboard access. Generalizations like "only good for" are not
helping those flash developers who want to alter the idea of flash as
a funky movie tool.

> Splash pages using Flash are annoying to most users, and are impediments
> fast information foraging.


> Web sites constructed entirely of Flash are very obnoxious and amateur
> looking, and repulse the search engines, like I already said

All depends on the implementation.

Chris Heilmann
Book: http://www.beginningjavascript.com
Blog: http://www.wait-till-i.com
Writing: http://icant.co.uk/

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