Comments on this flash website please.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by MiniMan., Mar 17, 2007.

  1. MiniMan. macrumors regular

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    hi please give me feedback on this flash website

    www.twinmedia.co.uk


    Thanks very much
    Z

    EDIT: There is an enter page.:::::
    EDIT2: Im not trying to get more traffic on this site i would just like help:::::
     
  2. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely nothing about that site seems to require Flash to be used instead of normal HTML.
     
  3. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I think like the site design but am unsure of what it is. You may want to make this clearer to the user upon entering the site. The flash animation doesn't really help your design; I think that html and good css would be much better. It'd also be nice if the site the content took up more space in the browser window.
     
  4. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i agree about the size i may expand on that soon..

    The site as you probably now no is a games holder site. The games arent made by the site owner but are correctly linked to the owners or are released legally as "free games to download for your site"

    Another thing with this site is the people going on it at the moment are regular custommers so they know wot the site is! BUT the site owner should probs make it more clear to new customers.

    Thanks for the help guys
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    looks like crap, the flash is pointless and all you've done is stolen a bunch of other people's flash games. Then again I suppose that's how ebaums made his millions :rolleyes:
     
  6. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, its not my site its a friend whos not on macrumors.

    But in his defence from me, he hasnt stolen anything the games are off stuff like miniclips " download for your site" page
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    1. I agree with others in that there is no legitimate reason to create the bulk of this site in flash. CSS and HTML would do better job.

    2. Its kind of ugly and bland. There is nothing that stand out to me that says "don't close that browser, you'll really want to see this".

    3. The little wiggle/jump/shimmy animation that happens when you navigate to a new page is downright annoying.

    4. The best web sites generally work the same way so users can easily navigate and use the site with out any additional learning curve. Putting the navigation bar on the top or side has become the de facto standard. Its rare to see the navigation bar on the bottom. Its not necessarily a bad thing, its just not the norm.
     
  8. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys for this help i just e-mailed the site owner ( my friend ) with your comments so far. Im sure he will aprreciate them very much
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Is it your site, or your friend's site?
     
  10. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No its not my site. Its just i own the domain, And other people have been complaning that these posts are just to make traffic on poster's site. I just wanted to make it clear that the domain doesnt NEED more hits/traffic.
     
  11. dreamfocused macrumors member

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    i like the title banner with the blotches of "paint" looks nice. the colors are well thought out and the site is simple and effective.

    keep up the good work.
     
  12. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    The site looks good. I think it needs to be larger, since even if you are trying to cater to the REALLY low res user, they wouldn't have flash installed for a computer like that. Also, I agree with the fact that HTML and CSS could be used instead of Flash.
     
  13. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Flash is a great application however I totally agree, the site could have been created in HTML and still look the same.

    I do like the banner, graphics and menu bar they look good and are easy to navigate the site.
     
  14. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    took too long to open the site so i closed the whole thing
    that should say something to you
    patience is thin with web users
    if you can't capture their attention in the first 5 seconds,
    they'll navigate away from your website
    i'd say make it lighter, and lose the intro
    :)
     
  15. MiniMan. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys for the fedback the owner says thanks!
     
  16. xelterran macrumors 6502

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    Flash only has only one use that im aware of: dynamic text replacement..
     
  17. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'd rather use php or aspx.


    As far as I'm concerned, there are only two times flash should/could be used is:

    1. Animated Images - you can do so much more with an small flash movie than you can with an animated gif. But if a gif satisfies your need, use the gif.

    2. Games - flash games a occasionally fun flash may be the best technology for them.
     
  18. zim macrumors 65816

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    I agree with some of the already posted comments...

    1. No clue as to what the site is about? You need some info.

    2. The only content seems to be redirected elsewhere.. maybe if there were reviews or reasons as to why the links exist.

    3. What was three? Oh right! Why am I here? You need more content.

    4. And finally, why Flash? I don't see the point.
     
  19. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    OK it works but what's the point? Lots of space is taken up but very little information content and why use flash if all that you need is a few lines of text?

    What a really dislike about most flash sites is they move at the speed programmed by the web designer. I don't like to waste time waiting for some silly fade-in effect.
     
  20. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I totally agree, Flash for the sake of Flash just waste time and bandwidth....
     

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