I like your site. I use to live in Jamaica and so the Caribbean culture is still near and dear to my heart. Congrats on the tee launch and goodluck!cerebsound said:
I could cover my furniture in gold leaf, but it'd ruin the lines and effect of the pieces. Some people think that gold = classy, however.monkeylantern said:However, the Flash is professional, and clearly has taken time and skill to produce, so you may not be willing to remove it. If you could, I would, but I can see why you wouldn't want to.
I totally agree with you. But if someone spends 4 hours making a flash graphic, they may be grumpy to remove it...Chris said:I could cover my furniture in gold leaf, but it'd ruin the lines and effect of the pieces. Some people think that gold = classy, however.
A commerce site needs less 'flash' as a general rule, they're not buying the site. If you've got it, it better be invisible, seamless, and intuitive. Sound is annoying, period.
Therein lies the rub.. a designer wants all the bells and whistles, but isn't necessarily qualified at effective marketing. The best designers are equal parts of both, IMHO.monkeylantern said:I totally agree with you. But if someone spends 4 hours making a flash graphic, they may be grumpy to remove it...
That's if it took 4 hoursTwinge said:If it only took 4 hours to make, I wouldn't get too attached to it. I hate to waste my time too, but sometimes you just have to realize it was a mistake and move on Not that he necessarily has to remove the flash portion, I suppose, but I definitely think it would be to his benefit in the long run.
I agree completely. The 1st priority is getting visitors to your site. It doesn't matter how cool you website looks if nobody sees it. Would you rather impress your friends or sell some shirts? Companies with established brand names can create elaborate flash websites because they have people actively searching for them. Unless you plan on releasing a multi-million dollar ad campaign in the near future or if you've found the a ton of $.10 keywords that will get you a bunch of PPC clicks, then.....I would recommend stripping the flash and focusing on optimizing your website for the major search engines.Twinge said:Search Engines can't navigate flash, and it has several other problems as well (similar to the ones you'd get using frames) such as the inability to bookmark specific pages and the inability to use traditional (back/forward arrows) navigation.