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    Flash...

    ...you thought I was going to say "Flashdaddee?" Sorry cheez, couldn't resist

    Seriously though, what are your thoughts on flash-based websites? I don't see as many as I used to, perhaps it was one of those passing fads.

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    Sites using flash are Godlike....

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    Flash games are ok, but I think websites that use flash extensively in their design are annoying as hell. I shouldn't have to wait for a stupid movie to load just to read something on the site.

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    Like anything good. Can be awesome, can be WAY over the top. So often I come across a site with a ludicrously unnecessary flash intro that I just skip past.

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    Yeah they can certainly overdo certain things, Like having a nice
    animation when you click a link is nice but when you've seen it
    over a 100 times you get tired of the waiting.

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    I think it has it's merits... but some people just overdo it. I like to see what people can do with it tho.

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    I thought this looked nice.

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    That's actually quite tasteful. My view on flash is that a little goes a long way, but a lot goes too far.

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    I used flash once and loved it, i used it to animate a static logo that the guy i made a website for had. The company sells vib-bowls (vibrate via magnets which makes small parts like screws go up a rail system, then they can be sorted, etc.) The original logo just has black screw heads that were all lined up along the rail. Here's what i did with it (ported to gif).
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    It'd be nice if Flash was as standardized as HTML, i.e. it isn't available for only a few browsers. I'd like to code it into mine but no way am I gonna let the gaping security hole that is ActiveX in...

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    It can be very nice, like at that Terminator site. But it is only eyecandy. It has no functional point at a homepage.
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    >>But it is only eyecandy. It has no functional point at a homepage.

    That's what they said about java....a lot of people used java apps for navigation...it's dying down now as lower bandwidth stuff like dhtml takes the stage, but you can always find a use for things like java or flash.
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    flash is just eyecandy, its cool eyecandy, but eyecandy none the less. i like it, i think it makes a site look clean.
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    Want to see a great flash site? Check out http://www.homestarrunner.com/main9.html

    A freind pointed me in this direction....and I am glad of it.

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    Regular flash has no functionality other than presentation - but the new MX allows more control over Vector graphics and data manipulation - we might start to see some MX sites and maybe even MX apps come about.

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