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    HTML vs. FLASH for personal website

    If you decide to make your own portfolio website, make it pure HTML or Flash movie!?

    in simple...Do you like 100% flash websites at all?!

    I build many flash and html websites for tonz of peoples and companies, finally I decide to make one for myself, But I don't know to make Flash or HTML!!

    Note: I know pros and cons of each one in technical side, But I need your personal feeling about each one, you feel comfort in which site?!...for example some peoples hate flash at all!!


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    I hate Flash websites. There is nothing more irritating than being on a high speed connection that connects to a website that says "LOADING" It screams SLOW SITE. This is different from downloading a video, because of size, but a lot of sites built with flash have images that wouldn't take that long at all if just scripted with plain html.


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    I build many flash and html websites for tonz of peoples and companies, finally I decide to make one for myself, But I don't know to make Flash or HTML!!
    Also the above sentence seems very contradicting?
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    Thanks for reply,
    actually there is no difference between html and flash in loading time, but html load images slowly one by one and you don't need to wait for minutes to load all images (also there are scripts that give you ability to preload images in HTML site)

    but why very contradicting?! sorry but I don't understand meaning, dictionary don't give me a lot info about "contradicting"
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    Having studied web design and having a lot of friends who do web design as well, if it can be done with HTML & CSS, do it with HTML & CSS...

    Flash is great when used properly and most people just don't bother to do that. I know how to use flash and I wouldn't do a whole site in it.

    There are a lot of cool effects you can get with CSS, JQuery/Scriptaculous/MooTools that would allow you to have interactablity, or even flash parts on the html pages without the super long loading times that go along with 100% flash sites.

    I don't like waiting for everything to preload and then people do the 2nd cardinal sin and put music on their sites.....seems to go hand in hand w/flash.

    My 2 cents, html wins.
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    seems like HTML wins until now!

    I hate god damn preloader bar too...with help of angels like javascript, spryassets and ajax we can simulate flash effects and dynamics in html sites, but problem rise up when switching between browsers (known as cross browser problems), and also some peoples have javascript disabled for security reasons.

    I notice many of personal official sites build up full-flash, good example is andrew jones personal website!...and many of them need at least flash player 9!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unimad View Post
    I notice more than 80% of artists have full-flash website, good example is andrew jones personal website!...and many of them need at least flash player 9!!
    They also have art blogs, which lack the flash. Guess which people return visit more?
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    "Guess which people return visit more?"

    Personally never visit again, due to lack of high-speed internet connection!
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    the most exciting thing about your site should be your art
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    "the most exciting thing about your site should be your art"
    I agree, this is the most important thing for the artist website.

    my site is not just art portfolio, I want to showcase my websites for customers, hopefully quality of my webdesign fills lack of good art!! (I like computer programming from childhood, sorry but even more than art!, you know each of us have specific talent which developed from childhood)
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    I agree with KS that your art should be the standout.

    However with CSS, just in terms of controlling typography alone, you can really do high end work.

    And then, you can code up some minor elements, like small but ultra hip buttons or something with flash, to really bring some dazzle without overloading. That way you keep the simplicity and compatibility, while still getting a little flash in there and some css style.

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    I plan on redoing my completely flash site in html one of these days, but my html/dreamweaver class sucked while my flash class was great, hence my only really learning flash....

    anyone have a dreamweaver/html tutorial that they can recommend?
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    something coool:

    Bill gates loves flash more than HTML, he see future of web in flash animations and he believes flash change the internet appereance forever, he see dream of high-speed internet connections and full animation websites!
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    "my html/dreamweaver class sucked while my flash class was great", I think this is because you are an artist, artists feel more comfort in flash environment, because it's more graphical and less need to hanging around 400line source code.

    about tutorial, sorry I don't know any useful tutorial, but feel free to contact me for help...


    Seems like HTML win the game!!
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