[K12OSN] Ignorance is bliss..but this is outrageous...
jconlon1 at elp.rr.com
Thu Jun 24 13:27:27 UTC 2004
Add to this the fact that a great many Internet users are using older
browsers that can't handle Flash even if the player is loaded. I have
friends who run commercial sites and neither uses Flash because of this one
>On Mon, 24 May 2004 01:28:36 -0500 Tim Litwiller <tim at litwiller.net> wrote.
>#1 reason to not build a site in flash - search engines will find no
>content at the site so no one will be able to find your site. - If no
>one can find the site what is the point of building it.
>#2 beginners should be taught about the building blocks of a web site,
>how to make the site accessable - flash makes a site inaccessable to
>handicapped and mobile browsers.
>#3 the people that push flash the most are people converting from paper
>publishing and they think they have this new found freedom to create
>interactive sites - then they find out that in html absolute
>positioning is not easy - different users have different sized screens
>etc. so to get the exact layout they want they move to flash.
>I don't have a problem with some one adding a little bit of flash to a
>web site - but of all the flashy flash sites I've seen none come close
>to the easy of use, speed and functionality of good old html. Good fluid
>page design should be taught and design is not the top priority of a web
>site - content is.
>If you where trying to find some information on the internet which would
>you choose? a fancy moving page that took 5 minutes to scroll to the
>bottom of a tiny little flash scroll interface and had some awfull music
>that you can't turn off or a site the that had the information you where
>looking for and you could scroll to the information you need and back
>before the flash site even got loaded? I don't know anyone that
>appreciates getting stuck in a flash site.
>> at one of the schools I support..there is a decision being made to
>> incorporate 'FLASH' into the computer curriculm...
>> Flash in and of itself is not bad...but teaching it as a primary
>> design tool for webpages IS BAD.
>> It's nearly as bad as teaching Frontpage without explaining HTML or
>> CSS in order to learn how to design and develop a decent website.
>> I need help in explaining that adhering to a standard and teaching the
>> concepts behind the standard is more important than having flashy
>> moving objects and animations on a website.
>> The worst part is the people involved in making the ultimate decision
>> and providing the teaching currently have zero experience with Flash
>> or any sort of Web page design.
>> How would you go about nipping this in the bud given the decision
>> isn't yours?
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