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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Chaddy2222 Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
On Jul 31, 8:38 pm, SpaceGirl <nothespacegirls...@subhuman.net> wrote:
> Chaddy2222 wrote:
> > On Jul 31, 8:02 pm, SpaceGirl <nothespacegirls...@subhuman.net> wrote:
> >> Yes Flash is abuse[d], but for every bad Flash site there are 1000s of
> >> awful HTML sites.
>
> > 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.


> With CSS there is more control over the formatting, but then that too
> can be abused. In some cases you may NOT want the end user to turn off
> your styling (if your brand is important, or perhaps you provide an
> alternative site for accessibility).
>
> The example I always like to use when people say "Flash is always
> abused" is this:
>
> www.thefwa.com
>
> Many, many great Flash sites!
>
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.
--
Regards Chad. http://freewebdesign.awardspace.biz



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