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#1 huzi8t9  Icon User is offline

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Design ideas

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:04 AM

Good morning, D.I.C.

My most recent customer has told me how he would like his website, and I said I could do it. Now it's coming to do it, I can't think of how would be best. Flash, or jQuery.

My customer is a taxi (cab) driver and wants his website homepage to be a round-a-bout, and signs around it for the links. Any ideas?

I hope someone can think of something practical, 'cause I'm thinking that all the links will have to be static, and static is not cool.

Thanks in advanced, always appreciated.

~huzi

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Re: Design ideas

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:28 AM

I would roll jquery over flash. Flash is on the way out and some systems have issues playing it... at worst even the html 'map' would be fine.

http://www.w3schools...ags/tag_map.asp
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Re: Design ideas

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:31 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 09 September 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:

I would roll jquery over flash. Flash is on the way out and some systems have issues playing it... at worst even the html 'map' would be fine.

http://www.w3schools...ags/tag_map.asp


Thanks, modi.

I'll give it a go, and see what I can compose. Although I dare to think how I could position the links, following a circle... it's all part of the fun!

Thanks again

~huzi
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

flash is best HTML5 is really good
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:44 AM

Do you a roundabout like this....
http://upload.wikime...t_Schild_db.jpg
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

Flash is horrible for website design. It should be avoided at all cost. If it was specifically requested, you better be VERY good at it. All my life I have never seen a "good" site designed in Flash. The only time I've seen flashed used in a good way were on some art-heavy websites that use them for specific smaller modules, like an animated header or footer.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:50 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 24 September 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

Flash is horrible for website design. It should be avoided at all cost. If it was specifically requested, you better be VERY good at it. All my life I have never seen a "good" site designed in Flash. The only time I've seen flashed used in a good way were on some art-heavy websites that use them for specific smaller modules, like an animated header or footer.

its your personal point off-view friend check out this blog flash is the next generation for the websites..
visit this blog/article
http://www.ebizmba.c...-html5-websites
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 24 September 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:

Flash is horrible for website design. It should be avoided at all cost. If it was specifically requested, you better be VERY good at it. All my life I have never seen a "good" site designed in Flash. The only time I've seen flashed used in a good way were on some art-heavy websites that use them for specific smaller modules, like an animated header or footer.



have you ever been on an auto manufacturers website?


before html 5 they used flash to showcase their cars
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

Flash is not the "next generation" of websites. If anything, it was the last generation. Flash is slow, requires your client to download software to run, and is generally hard to make user friendly. You can't copy links, you can't skip past those bad animations, it's harder to index by search engines. Flash is dying, let it.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

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Flash is also not easily accessible. My workplace, while once insistent on Flash animations in every site, is now requesting that I phase out all of the Flash in exchange for something easily indexed and screen reader-ready.

There may be some cool Flash sites out there. There may be some still being created. But as one who's been in this business a few years, I can attest to the fact that it is a dying art (and rightly so, in my opinion). Calling it "next generation" is something an Adobe fan boy would say.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 29 September 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

Flash is not the "next generation" of websites. If anything, it was the last generation. Flash is slow, requires your client to download software to run, and is generally hard to make user friendly. You can't copy links, you can't skip past those bad animations, it's harder to index by search engines. Flash is dying, let it.


No disagreement here, however to be fair, you can make bad animations that can't be skipped in Javascript/CSS these days too.
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Re: Design ideas

Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

Flash is dead. Simple as that. Check out Android and IOS support, there's your indicator.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

Go with HTML5 flash..
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

WTF is HTML5 flash? Are you just making stuff up now?

EDIT: Also, do you realize that you posted a link to a page titled "Top 10 HTML5 Websites of 2012"? As in, not flash but HTML5...

This post has been edited by h4nnib4l: 03 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

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Re: Design ideas

Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 03 October 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

WTF is HTML5 flash? Are you just making stuff up now?

EDIT: Also, do you realize that you posted a link to a page titled "Top 10 HTML5 Websites of 2012"? As in, not flash but HTML5...

whats the difference you feel..?
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