Should you go with a Flash-Based Website ?

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let’s try to see the possible advantages and disadvantages to help you judge whether a Flash-based website will suit you..
Likely Benefits:

1) Interactivity

Flash’s Actionscript opens up a vast field of possibilities. Programmers and designers have used Flash to create interactve features ranging from very lively feedback forms to attractive Flash-based games. This whole new level of interactivity will always leave visitors coming back for more.

2) A standardized site

With Flash, you do not have to worry about cross-browser compatibility. No more “Why you should test your blog with several browsers“. Then you position your site elements in Flash, they will always appear as they are as long as the user has Flash Player installed.

3) Enhanced visual appearance – expressions and emotions conveyed better via animations.

In Flash, one can make use of its animating features to convey a message in a much more efficient and effective way. Flash is a lightweight option for animation because it is vector based (and hence smaller file sizes) as opposed to real “movie files” that are raster based and hence much larger in size.

The likely disadvantage you might expect:

A) Extra effort to download and install The Flash player

People have to download the Flash player in advance before they can view Flash movies, so by using Flash your visitor range will decrease considerably because not everyone will be willing to download the Flash player just to view your site. You’ll also have to put in additional work in redirecting the user to the Flash download page if he or she doesn’t have the player installed.

B) Site optimization

If your content was presented in Flash, most search engines wouldn’t be able to index your content. Hence, you will not be able to rank well in search engines and there will be less traffic heading to your site.

C) Loading time

Users have to wait longer than usual to load Flash content compared to regular text and images, and some visitors might just lose their patience and click the Back button. The longer your Flash takes to load, the more you risk losing visitors.

The best way to go is to use Flash only when you absolutely need the interactivity and motion that comes with it. Otherwise, use a mixture of Flash and HTML. But I will advise you to go HTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP (The best combination IMHO)

Suggested reading:
=> Search Engine Friendly Pages
=> Reducing Load Time Through Image Optimization
=> Website Customization: What can you do to improve the layout of your blog or website?
=> Website, a Subset of a Blog?

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