Macromedia Flash, has become popular on many
web sites allowing sound, animation and dynamic visual
content that could not easily be added using html alone.
You may have already seen flash on the web, animated
introduction pages and "Cool" animated logos,
are often made using flash. Many have a "skip intro"
option as flash needs time to load and flashing "Loading"
graphics have become a Flash trademark.
Impatient users are often put off by flash which can
stop visitors continuing any further into your site.
For this reason we tend to use it sparingly. Large flash
sites can also be slow and difficult to edit, and long
loading times put many people off. However when used
in moderation it can spice up static sites and allows
us to add sound and complex visual effects to our sites
which would not be possible any other way.
The introduction of Broadband and faster web connections
will see more flash sites, but we believe that most
web users will be connecting to the net with slower
cheaper dial up connections. Used in moderation Flash
can be a wonderful tool, but can also scare off potential
An example of Flash: