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FLASH Design - Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions about our FLASH design services.

Flash Technology was developed by Macromedia Corp. Flash is now owned by Adobe Corp. Flash can easily create extremely fascinating and attractive things like websites, presentation movies, games, cartoons, etc. It's no wonder that websites developed in Flash are quite popular with Internet users, as such sites represent the company or/and its products in the most powerful, modern way.
What is the difference between HTML and Flash? Is one better?
Isn't Flash design only used for splash pages?
What type of sites should use Flash design?
Should my entire website be designed using Flash?
Isn't Flash design detrimental to high search engine listings?
Isn't Flash bad for accessibility?
Why do I care what my web site looks like?
 

What is the difference between HTML and Flash? Is one better?

HTML and Flash are both used to build websites. They are both used for web development but there are some distinct differences.
HTML
A code to place and organize text, pictures and even Flash onto a web page. HTML is very efficient at displaying and organizing web pages and keeping the file size of the web page to a minimum.
FLASH
Flash is a multimedia tool commonly used create animations and web pages for the web. Flash is not as efficient at creating web pages as HTML and its file size is generally larger resulting in a longer/slow load time for web pages. Furthermore, Flash is more complex to design/build a website resulting in a longer creation time—Time=Money.
 
 

Isn't Flash design only used for splash pages?

Flash design can be used for almost any web application. Flash is an amazing technology and, if used by professional web designers experienced in Flash design for business sites, can be a valuable enhancement to your website. Our Flash designers have the commercial experience necessary to know how best to use Flash design to enhance a site for its specific target audience. Have a look at our Flash design samples to get an idea of some of the ways Flash web design can be used.
 
 

What type of sites should use Flash design?

Unless a large percentage of your target audience is disabled or likely to be using very old browsers, Flash web design can be used to enhance just about any site. But exactly how Flash design is integrated into the site will depend on your site's objectives and target market.

This is where Verrex's web design consultancy comes in. Our Flash designers are well versed in providing commercial website design for a wide variety of industry sectors. We will provide website consultancy to establish your requirements and whether or not Flash design would enhance your site.
 
 

Should my entire website be designed using Flash?

How much or how little of your site is designed in Flash depends on your site's intended use and target audience. For most sites it is neither appropriate nor necessary to have a website designed entirely in Flash. Instead Flash design can be added to specific sections of the site as a way to enhance a site's offering.

Flash design lends itself very well to enhancing a site by using the technology to create interactive quizzes, games, chat rooms, message boards, etc. If they are appropriate for your site these features all add value and increase "stickiness". Flash can also help to increase a website's usability by making certain aspects, such as order forms, easier to use. Our professional Flash designers can provide consultancy to determine how to make the best use of Flash on your site.
 
 

Isn't Flash design detrimental to high search engine listings?

If a site is designed entirely in Flash or the text and navigation is only in Flash then the search engines will not be able to index the site. Depending on your target audience search engine positioning may or may not be important to you. If it is, it will be necessary to ensure that the site's text and links are indexable or that appropriate workarounds are put in place - such as a second html site or html information pages.

If you have identified search engine marketing as being important to your online presence our Flash web designers and search engine consultants will work closely together to ensure that you get a professionally designed, engaging website that will be able to achieve high search engine rankings. Flash can still be an important and visually appealing part of your site, but by ensuring that the elements important to the engines are in a format they can index you get the best of both worlds.
 
 

Isn't Flash bad for accessibility?

Adobe's new version of Flash, Flash 8, makes it possible for a Flash designer to ensure that the site can be accessed by those using screen readers provided the user downloads a plug-in. As a site rarely needs to be designed entirely in Flash, especially if a substantial percentage of your target audience use screen readers, accessibility features and a Flash detection sniffer are usually sufficient to ensure that the site will be accessible.
 
 

Why do I care what my web site looks like?

When customers come to your site they will likely make an immediate evaluation of the quality of your product or services based on their first impression. This first impression is your web site. Not so much what it says, as how it looks. People are visual by design and make judgments based on visual cues. No matter how great your company is, most people will not go past your home page if the site is not aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. This is where we come in.
 
 
We customize an flash design to suit your needs, complete our creative brief to see how. Verrex Communications Inc. believes that the quality of our work best determines our success. If you have any questions regarding a certain FLASH development, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 647 8007234 and speak with any of our friendly sales representatives. We are standing by to help answer your questions. Get On - Be Seen

 

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