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Flash Forms vs. HTML Forms

Which should be used, and when?

     

carmo

8:32 am on Dec 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I am starting to design an intranet for work and I am trying to decide if I should use html forms or flash forms to link to a database with ASP. Could someone please help me evaluate this situation. Thanks!!!

Carmo

8:57 am on Dec 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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would'nt you use HTML forms for pages done in HTML and Flash Forms for pages done in Flash?

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Yes but I can embed flash forms into a html document. Is there any advantage/disadvantage from using forms made from flash rather than using html??
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Since you're designing an Intranet, I can't think of any really major advantage or disadvantage. On a public site, their's lots more to consider.

Would either one offer easier maintenance for you? Also, if someone else ever need to take over from you, I would imagine that HTML skills are easier to find than HTML plus Flash.

carmo

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Thanks Tedster,
I am the only one that knows flash here...and once I leave in 4 months, there will be no one who knows more than html. Do you suggest making nice html forms usings some rounded corner images...I think it would faciltate maintenance.

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I would go for the HTML version

1) easier for other peole to update
2) dont have to worry about someone not having the plugin

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Thanks Guys!
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use flash it will stop email harvesters spamming you and your clients.

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But Dave he's on an Intranet
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mental note... read thread before posting.

carmo sorry possible misleading post early create a few html template forms.

carmo

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Well I know that Flash 5 integrates well with ASP, but it bothers me that I don't see any other corporate web sites using flash to create their forms!!

Carmo

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I'd suggest HTML over Flash. If you need to make a quick change to a form for whatever reason it might just be 10 minutes in a text editor with HTML.

With Flash you would need to create a whole new object.

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I agree txtBakers, maintenance is a key issue here, especially when no one in the organization knows flash and I am gone in 3 months.