On Aug 1, 7:30 am, Onideus Mad Hatter <use...@backwater-
> On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 04:19:13 -0700, Chaddy2222
> <spamlovermailbox-sicur...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> >> > Well yes, but at least if you find a bad HTML site you can turn off
> >> > styleing and still get to the content that you need!.
> >> > You can't do that at all with a Flash site.
> >> If the site is CSS'd yes you can turn off styling. But you're adding
> >> another technology into the mix. HTML itself is a presentational mess.
> >Yep, although it was / is not really ment to be used for presentation.
> >It being HTML in this case. It's just ment to describe the function of
> >a particular thing, a block of text as a paragraph as an example.
> >Although at times the technology needs to be used in a way which some
> >people will not agree with, but in those types of situations I think
> >the best a designer can do is to provide some kind of fall-back method
> >so people can still get some value out of the content.
> That's good when you want to keep in mind retards, I keep retards in
> mind on my primary site where I have a plain text fall back version,
> HOWEVER, for those that aren't retarded, they understand that content
> and design are VERY much interlinked and dependant on one another.
> Please try and read this...if you aren't retarded:
> >Hmmm, that would depend on what you think is "great". Although Flash
> >is ideal for art type sites and those kind of sites that don't
> >actually require anyone to gain access to the information (music /
> >band sites are a bit of an exception to the rule). Due to the fact
> >that a lot of bands need to use extensive branding (specific fonts etc
> >that can't be provided *easily* any other way.
Hmmm well it's not really, as you do need a plug-in to view Flash and
a lot of people can't use it. Did you not read what I wrote about me
not being able to read any of your sites content with my screen reader
(text to speech software). I would need to actually disable Flash to
read your site that way. Admitedly the developers of the text to
speech packages could do more work in that area, especially with more
music / band websites being Flash based.
Oh and I do agree with your ideas in that article.
Regards Chad. http://freewebdesign.awardspace.biz