Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:05 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:39 AM
Unfortunately I have to agree with everyone else though. People just don't have time to watch a flash intro. They are very amateurish, and the "Intro Age" has gone away.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 02:30 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:44 AM
But having a splash page/intro for any website is not necessary - it doesn't work on websites that are information oriented, or on websites that are content rich. Intros in particular are long and boring.
When designing anything you always need to keep your target audience in mind. The audience of designcontest.com are individuals who want to hold a contest and get it started quickly, or design an entry and become a part of the team quickly. They do not want to view an intro page.
Now, a flash movie outlining what DC.net does is an option. This wouldn't be on an intro page, but instead would be placed as a link in the homepage. Anyone who wants to view it can, but nobody is forced to.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 02:08 PM
And if anything is "BORING" it's the static presentation of html. anyone can write html. my little sister could after a 3 hour lesson.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 05:55 PM
The fact is: Intros/Splash pages were "trendy" a couple years ago, now they aren't. Users don't care about fancy intros anymore - they want the content, and they want it right away. Being stopped by a splash page only turns away users from a website (myself included) because they somehow have to find the "skip intro" button or even the always hidden "Enter" button.
You also need to understand that we don't yet live in a broadband age. Not everyone in the world uses a high speed connection, and flash movies/websites have a tendency to be extremely slow loading on 56k modems. Flash is also not compatible on everyones computer, because it doesn't come as a standard in every operating system yet.
Flash the future? yes definitely, but it probably won't be called flash and it will be owned by microsoft.
Static HTML boring? Not likely. You need to step out of the designer shoes and look at a website how the users look at it. Ordinary people want information, not fancy graphics.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:36 AM
but w.e majority rules I suppose.
Posted 07 October 2004 - 12:33 PM
Posted 09 October 2004 - 07:41 AM
Digitalmunky your idea has been on our mind for a while and maybe in the future can be applied when a programmer is found with enough time to dedicate on that issue. Again thanx for the ideas.
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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:33 PM
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