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HTML vs Flash (Jennifer Merritt)

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2010 by art325b

As we all know HTML is the basic language of the web and is supported by all the browsers of the internet which is a plus for HTML. It is what older computers will pick up and will allow people with those older computers to be able to view the websites that are out there for people to see that are under HTML. Also with HTML you can actually bring more traffic to a website because on search engines such as yahoo and google will recognize key terms from your website. So when people go to search something and there is an article or key phrase in your website, it will bring it up for viewers to see. Even though HTML might not be able to create really cool looking flash items at the start of your website, you can still create a good look and feel to your website so it does not come out plain and boring.

Flash can create really cool looking intro’s to websites and even amazing creations in the website. People like flash because of the movement it can add to a website to make it keep a user on longer and be more fascinated.  Flash can add numerous amounts of activity to a website which can be a good and bad thing. I guess it really depends on your users. Most younger users would be easily attracted by this, but older users might get a bit frustrated with it since they are used to more simple things for a website. They like the basic simple stuff. I’m not saying they would not like flash, but it might be easier for them to avoid it. One nice thing about flash is that a designer can create just about anything they want and not have to resort to any constrictions. Flash does have its cons though. If someone has a old computer or old browser, Flash does not tend to work well and can cause someone to have to download something to view it, which can be kind of annoying when you are just trying to see a website. Even if you do have a somewhat upgraded version, it still might cause some slow down to your computer, which is also another annoyance. So either way it is up to the designer and what they feel would work best for their design or for the audience!

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