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to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 11:33 AM

whatcha guys think? splash pages or no splash pages. ive been contemplating over the last few days, some people seem to like em, some people dont. whats your opinion?
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 11:45 AM

I like them as long as it's true eye candy, and there is content behind it. Nothing more I hate, than opening a site with a splash.... Waiting for it to load (if need be), then going to the main site where you find nothing of value or a page that hasn't been updated since 1997.... :smile:
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 11:49 AM

Bah, splash pages are just another click to get to the content. I say no. Unless it has a 'quick nav' that allows the user to jump directly to a certain area of your site. Otherwise, it's just that... eye candy... which servers no purpose but to dazzle.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 12:00 PM

I can some what see what Chris is saying..... I don't see any point to them but for showcasing design skill or products. On a personnal site, unless your showing off skills, go the quick nav direction.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 12:01 PM

i think depending on the type of website you have they can be good. for example they would be no use on some sort of news or fanzine website.

If the main part of your website uses flash, or shockwave, or requires quicktime plugins then a splash page can be very useful to notify users of this and offer them downloads to the plugins, as im sure you've seen many times b4.

p.s. hope u like my new footer :)

(Edited by digitpulse at 7:11 pm on Mar. 25, 2002)

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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 12:01 PM

I agree with Chris. I don't like them. They are only needed if you need to tell your visitor something before they go in to your site or if they need to chose a version or something.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 25 March 2002 - 12:06 PM

*changes his splash page to redirect at 0 seconds so he doesnt have to redo all the links* ;)
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 27 March 2002 - 07:47 AM

Ya, I've gotta say, down on them.  I've always used them, and now have discovered the error in my ways.  It is, as Skyhawk(i think) said, just one more click before you reach content.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 10 April 2002 - 01:47 PM

It's not a yes or no.
It depends on the site, and what's behind the splash.

If I'm going to find hardcore content, like a news site, a forums page, a resource center, etc. The last thing i want to see is a splash page.

If I'm going to see a neet design page, or something of the like (pixelsurgeon,k10k,etc.) Then finding one CAN BE good.

I say CAN BE, because there is also a difference between a bad splash and a good one.

Good Splash:

  • Changes frequently, to keep me returning, and interested
  • Very low bandwidth
  • Serves a point as some sort of theme or expression, and not PLAIN eyecandy
  • Has properly labeled, and easy to follow links to the main page(s)

A bad splash is the opposite.

There's my 3 1/2 cents.

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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 18 April 2002 - 07:34 PM

for most sites no, graphic portfolio related sites have wicked splashes, so I love them.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 07 May 2002 - 09:41 PM

fuck that shit
down with splash
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 08 May 2002 - 01:08 PM

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Quote: from JungleFaerie on 11:41 pm on May 7, 2002
fuck that shit
down with splash

*wonders why the expletives were necessary*

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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 18 May 2002 - 03:23 PM

i agree with most people...splash pages on design sites are usually pretty nice...on a news site....no way.. i used to have a splash that would set a cookie so you didn't have to see it everytime you came, just the first.
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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 19 May 2002 - 06:19 AM

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Quote: from Ekostudios on 5:47 pm on April 10, 2002

Good Splash:

  • Changes frequently, to keep me returning, and interested

let me just bring this into the convo then :

www.jaredigital.com

skippy only changes when he redoes the design. yet imo i would kill him if he moved skippy. :)

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Re: to splash, or not to splash?

Posted 19 May 2002 - 10:08 AM

That bringsd another topic to the theread. Splash pages that functional in the choise of site (flash, html, dhtml). you know get the right browser and stuff. These seem to be inportant to many sites design and are functional. These I understand, but pointless splash pages that just have an enter button on them are totally pointless.

Cheers Sam

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