View Poll Results: What kind of Website do you like?

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  • Flashy, hard to load

    2 9.52%
  • Not too flashy, but still slow

    1 4.76%
  • Not flashy, but cool

    12 57.14%
  • No flashy stuff, but lots of pictures.

    3 14.29%
  • Boring Text

    3 14.29%

What kind of Website do you like?

This is a discussion on What kind of Website do you like? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I asked the question already so why bother? ------------------------- Engineer223...

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    What kind of Website do you like?

    I asked the question already so why bother?
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    I think I will choose not too flashy, because some computers can't handle it.
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    I enjoy elegant and organized pages, mostly corporate pages, such as Microsoft's, compaq's, ATI's or IBM's

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    I have a cable modem, so I don't really care how long it takes for me to download a page, so I say a flashy hard to download page. These are the coolest looking.
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    • Flashy, hard to load
    • Not too flashy, but still slow
    • Not flashy, but cool
    • No flashy stuff, but lots of pictures.
    • Boring Text

    Well... given that I only got a 56K at home, 'hard to load' and 'still slow' don't sound too exciting... COOL is a good word, I vote for that... sometimes 'boring text' is actually what you're looking for... sometimes it's just 'text'.... like this page... not too plashy, is it...

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    Some advice for novice web designers

    You should make a website viewable for a broad range of resolutions, connection speeds, and browsers. Don't take for granted that everyone will have a 21 inch monitor, running @ 1024 x 768, using Internet Explorer 6, with a cable modem connection!

    The best web designers out there aren't those who have mastered Flash or Fireworks - but those who understand the key is to have a decent looking site that can be viewed more or less the same anywhere.

    If you want some good articles on improving your design, there are plenty at www.webmonkey.com .

    Good luck.
    Last edited by mithrandir; 12-11-2001 at 02:10 AM.

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    Just because a page utilizes flash... doesn't mean that it is hard to load. Flash allows you to load as you go, so to speak, and people that do it creatively keep low end users. Using a loading application is a good idea so that people don't hit the end of the road before the road ends.

    I have seen some flash enhanced sites that actually let you play a little game while the flash application is loading. I thought that was rather clever....

    >>>You should make a website viewable for a broad range of resolutions, connection speeds, and browsers.

    How true it is...
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    Q: What kind of Website do you like?
    A: Any site with the info i want. The easier i can get that info, the better. I hate having to search around for things.

    I have a cable modem, so I don't really care how long it takes for me to download a page
    Dito. Every page loads up in a matter of seconds regardless of whats on it. But stuff where the Java Applets of other scripts are causing the page to hang while it loads up, usually cause me to close that window and try somewhere else. I'm kind of impatient online. I want to see something now.
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    I love Flash5, and Flash sites. I have a high speed connection as well but there are numerous ways to compress Flash player files to make them load faster. You can test and debug your pages over different connections speeds to make them easily accessible by anyone (with a modem ). Like Betazep said about the pre-loader game, you can even make loading a page entertaining. If a flash based site takes forever to load and doesn't have a pre-loader, it's probably not worth looking at in the first place. Check out some quality Flash sites here

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    This one TOO? Someone doesn't have a life.

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