lukasz - 5:48 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)
I am not sure what exactly you have on your page to make it 235K but from my experience:
-more than 98% surfers has some flash pluging installed
-using flash for JPG images does not decrease overall file size.
If you use animated Gifs for your banners, switching to flash can bring significant reductions.
One more note unlike GIF or JPG, flash streams data so it starts displaying when data for couple of first frames is downloaded - that can minimise initial data download.