> I just built a dual boot laptop to take on a trip. In spite of the fact that I installed it, > Flash player, it is not displaying so I need to figure out what I did Hard for us out here to help... we don't even know OS or browser! (We do know, however, that literally millions of people successfully install every single day.) Here's a quick troubleshooting guide: http://blogs.adobe.com/jd/2010/02/troubleshooting_player_stabili.html > Part of the problem you encounter with flash sites is one of additional maintenance, the other big part is SEO. Not really. That's been a popular theme among the snake-oil experts, but static text within SWF has been spidered for about a decade, and a few years ago dynamic text was also indexed. Doesn't really help you in the morass that is today's search landscape, however. jd ________________________________________ From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin [bobm at dottedi.biz] Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 11:42 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Using Flash on a website On 03/23/2011 12:12 AM, Steven Streight wrote: > I agree that all Flash websites are horrible usability in most cases that > I've seen. > > But Flash is useful for video like YouTube. If your iPhone doesn't render > Flash objects, you're severely restricted in viewing videos. > I do UNIX/Linux not because I am systems administration type but because I really love working on the command line, ftp, vi, etc. Someone mentioned earlier of occasional problems getting flash to work on alternate OS. I just built a dual boot laptop to take on a trip. In spite of the fact that I installed it, Flash player, it is not displaying so I need to figure out what I did on my desktop 2+ years back to make it work. When it works it's great. I use it exclusively for videos, no flash sites. For one of my clients I licensed a commercial player with an administrative control panel to handle playlists, HD FLV Player for Joomla. It is genuinely wonderful, worth the bucks. For video conversion I use command line mencoder or ffmpeg. Part of the problem you encounter with flash sites is one of additional maintenance, the other big part is SEO. Joel I did hear you but I doubt it's that simple or perhaps you have some alternate text functionality? Still, text is text. Ma & Pa shop clients with small budgets see the stuff and make assumptions that it's simple simple. Usability is never their concern. Make me a site like this one, ... . Discussions become longer, etc. Now make it work on my iPod, whatever. Now put me at the top of the search engines. More discussion, etc... MS just came out with a new browser, why doesn't my website display correctly? Yadda yadda education yadda. Here comes the splitting headache. Simple is good! -Bob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !