SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [SIGIA-L: tree navigation]
RE: [SIGIA-L: tree navigation]
From: AndrXs Sulleiro (andres_at_iconmedialab.com)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 12:21:57 EST
> I don't think flash is appropriate for ANY navigation. Why
> would you make
> the user wait to view the essence of any site? The only
> instance I would use
> something like that is if there was a non-flash version. Any
> time you use a
> plug-in technology for an essential feature of a site, such
> as navigation,
> you limit your audience dramatically.
> Ed Marvinney
I don't think that's entirely true. It depends.
Like with all things you have to know your users. The type of users you have
should influence the features you give. And if flash is acceptable for your
users, then go ahead.
Also, Flash does have an incredible penetration (some say over 90% now).
Maybe not so long ago, but today, the chances that users will be able to see
a Flash element are big. A lot of people have flash these days that never
had to install it or knew it was a plug-in.
As far as wait goes, most flash graphics can be optimized to weigh little,
sometimes less than doing the same thing with gif and jpg files.
as with everything, research it, find out if flash can be viewed by your
users. If so, I don't see why you shouldn't use it wisely.
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