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Macromedia Flash?

Is it worth the investment on a small site?

     

mdssxl1

10:17 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



any advise on whether having flash animation on your small commercial site is worth the time and effort?

i have a small site that i created myself selling vintage handbags - and i am considering investing in and learning Flash to make it look more polished...

but not sure if it will really add anything in terms of traffic or sales....

any opinions?

txbakers

10:43 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member txbakers is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



In my opinion, and you'll get many opinions here, FLASH does nothing to enhance a site, other than the "cool" factor.

The cool factor wears off very quickly on web sites. Usually by the second or third visit. After that it becomes annoying.

If you've ever visited a site that has moving banner ads, you'll understand the annoyance.

Flash is an excellent program for a lot of things. But to use it for its own sake is pointless.

If you have a need for some type of animation on your site, Flash is an excellent choice.

But on a standard eCommerce site? It quickly loses its appeal.

korkus2000

10:48 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member korkus2000 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Hey mdssxl1 welcome to WebmasterWorld,

I suggest you read these threads for some great insight to peoples feels on Flash. The Flash resource list [webmasterworld.com] and "Successful" Flash sites [webmasterworld.com].

It completely depends on your market audience and your requirements. Like txbakers said, if you are only doing it for the sake of doing it then I would suggest not to.

mdssxl1

11:05 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks for your opinions!

you're right - i was really only worried about not looking "cool" enough - so i will save time and money - and forget about making my handbags dance!

 

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