Useable Flash is the developers responsiblity.

The fact that I can do something annoying or stupid in Ruby doesn't mean
Ruby is annoying or stupid.

It means that the developer is annoying or stupid... which actually isn't
the case most of the time... it's the marketing department of the company
that paid for the developer.

I've been asked several times to create 'non-useable' Flash... I turned them
down, and they found somebody else. Their fault and problem... I personally
hate Flash ads... especially the ones that pop up using wmode=transparent...
and then don't have a close button, and stay in the middle of the friggin
page... yeah... I don't visit that site again.

I understand what you're saying - but it doesn't translate into 'Flash is
bad'.

-Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Brannan" <pbrannan / atdesk.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: locana, SVG, cross-platform GUI meanderings...


> On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 06:37:41AM +0900, Eric Hodel wrote:
> > Also, I've only seen one useable flash site, the rest just annoy me with
> > eye-candy, and block navigation (which is _especially_ annoying when
> > using w3m, as I often do).
>
> Right, it's not that the pages don't look cool or don't have interesting
> content; the problem is that they either don't work correctly, or that
> the use of Flash doesn't add anything to the page that can't be done
> with HTML.
>
> And ever since those annoying hamsters, the number of Flash-humor sites
> has been growing at an alarming rate.  If they were funny, that would be
> one thing, but many of them are just plain stupid.
>
> Paul
>
>