Originally Posted by photobiker
It's the first time I see a Flash fan-boy wearing his Adobe kneepads so proudly. What a talent! What an enthusiasm! What a dedication! But you are raising a good question. What did Flash provide to my Internet experience? Hmm, let me think a minute...
- Obnoxious ads that I can't easily filter out with animations I can't pause and music that doesn't stop?
- Crappy UIs with fixed-size screens that don't reflow, ugly little scrollbars and unnatural controls?
- Images I can't save, text I can't copy nor search, and pages I can't bookmark?
- Grainy videos on YouTube that I could never watch more than 10 minutes at a time until the iPhone finally let me appreciate them in clear MPEG-4?
- Er... there must be something else but it doesn't immediately come to mind. Oh yes: there was that beautiful photographer web site I saw 18 months ago. Too bad I can't remember the name, though.
And you? What did it bring to your Internet experience besides making good money at something you're good at?
Pierre, Thanks. Here try these tips:
-use Flash Block so you can't see Flash if you don't want it. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433
-Sorry but if you think Flash
provides crappy UIs, you are just flat wrong. I suggest the website http://www.thefwa.com
to educate yourself. I'm not sure if you've ever made a website... If you have please consider trying to make any of the sites on there using even the most current Ajax design strategies.
-You should try and use the print screen button if you want to save those images, and a lot of websites don't want you to download their copyrighted images anyway. Text in Flash can be rendered as html and thus be selectable, copiable and searchable. Again Flash allows the developer more control to provide the content that they want. Bookmarks anchors can be coded into Flash movies at any point, but you wouldn't know this because I'm guessing you don't really know anything at all about web technologies?
-YouTube movies on the iPhone are just as grainy as their Flash versions. In fact, they are probably worse because google converted a lot of them to the h.264 codec from the flv format they were in before. Also, YouTube wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for the Flash technology, so how about that BJ?
-Wish I knew the site you were talking about, but you remembered it even if you don't recall the name right? Must have been a good user experience.
For me personally I really like the stock charts on google finance among many other things, and being able to make a living isn't so bad either.
I hope this cleared some of your questions up! And plus thanks for proving me right:
(on my first post)
"All the detractors of Flash that are out there are either just totally oblivious leaches of the modern technological era that have no technical background (probably most of digg’s audience), jealous of the technology, those who know how to use it, or those own the rights to it (Stubborn developers, Steve Jobs), or just not really thinking about how ill-advised their moronic Flash-bashing really is.
I guess some people can be more than one of those at the same time...