All-Flash Website Flowchart

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so feast your eyes on this:

Flash Website Flowchart
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If you are considering building an all flash page, you have to ask yourself a simple question. Do you want:

  1. Standards compliant, accessible, user friendly website with a high page rank, or
  2. Flashy Flash flashiness

I’m amazed how many people still choose to commit the flash-driven-SEO-suicide these days.

I found this awesome flowchart via Ara Phelvians blog. He gets the full credit of finding this gem. :mrgreen:

[tags]web design, flash, flash website, seo, google, page rank[/tags]

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5 Responses to All-Flash Website Flowchart

  1. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I make all flash sites for a living :-P

    No serious, ever heard of Flex?
    It”s ment to build web based applications.
    The compiled result is a flash file.

    Needless to say: Google has nothing to do with these flash sites, since they are mainly used in intranet sites.

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Hmm… It might make sense to make intranet sites in flash as you can provide users with a more appealing and GUI for their specific purposes… Still, I have my doubts.

    How about theCan you print sections of of an all-flash website?
    Can use flash to interact with server-side scripts?
    Can you do asychroneus AJAX like calls to server side stuff?
    Can you easily access the DB from Flash?
    How easy it is to allow users to upload an excel spreadsheet, parse it, and then plug the data to an appropriate DB? (relatively easy task in PHP considering abundance of different Excel parser classes avaliable on the market).

    Btw, I’m asking these questions because I don’t usualy develop flash. I’m not totally slamming flash, because it is a powerful medium. I’m just curious how it performs when used beyond simple animation…

    In my experience business applications usually need some robust server side scripting rather than flash which is mostly client side.

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  3. Matt` UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Me and a friend had a conversation recently about how it would be kinda funny to purposefully make the worst website ever (or as close to that as we could manage, people make shitty websotes all the time without intending to)

    one of the requirements was that it should be made entirely in flash :lol:

    on an unrelated note, i only just noticed the little ` thats at the end of my name… hmm… strange
    y’know, i think i’ll leave it

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  4. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Flex (or Flash) can use ColdFusion (and PHP) to interact with the server.
    DB query’s, file up/downloads, sending mails, …
    everything that’s possible with CF or PHP can be done with Flex.
    When you use CF functions, it’s even faster than Ajax, because there isn’t any overhead from xml.

    Flex and ColdFusion can be very tightly integrated, resulting in a very fast application.

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  5. enrique vamp PAKISTAN Internet Explorer Windows says:

    I’ll file this away to show to clients and old-timers in the industry. :-)

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