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Author Topic: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation  (Read 6468 times)

tinyvillager

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One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« on: February 18, 2007, 08:03:33 AM »
Source: http://www.leoburnett.com/

 I usually hate flash when it comes to navigation,it's not tab friendly.
But this site (it's a marketing communications company) blew my mind. :o

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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 09:33:56 AM »
very cool and beautiful.

but also horrible in terms of actual functional presentation and navigation.
i'd kill myself if i had to use such an interface to navigate around and learn about a site that way.

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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 11:49:26 AM »
really cool
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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 07:29:18 PM »
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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007, 10:55:00 PM »
i'd kill myself if i had to use such an interface to navigate around and learn about a site that way.

Same here. And no HTML (with accessibility options) to be found. Now I understand why Karl Nielsen bitches about flash ("Flash is 99% bad").

If Flex catches on, we are in for all kinds of inconsistencies in web site navigation... and I like flex (!).

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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 01:27:47 AM »
i have to confess i've grown to hate flash navigation. the example above doesn't reverse that feeling.

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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 01:57:16 AM »
Okay, first thing about the site that I notice is that it resizes my browser window. That's already bad-bad. The site is very cute, and I guess "it works" for a company like that. But it's still nowhere as easy and efficient as regular html, can't be bookmarked, sucks for accessibility, etc.

IMHO, flash should be used exclusively for advertisements and games, at least for the web.
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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 02:24:55 AM »
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can't be bookmarked

really good point - you cant bookmark subpages, etc... i wonder if adobe is thinking about this..


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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2007, 03:06:36 AM »
OK, here's my view in respect of a Project Manager of a design agency.

It breaks nearly every single legislation in both PAS78 and WCAG 1.0. No HTML alternative is a huge no-no. The way the navigation actually works (taking away the idea it is even flash), is highly unaccessible for motor-impaired users. It even confused me.

From a marketing / promotional viewpoint, I have no idea what the company offers. I closed it way before I got anywhere near anything obvious that tells me their sector.

I would not commision this site if one of my team though it up  ;)

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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 05:58:23 PM »
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can't be bookmarked

really good point - you cant bookmark subpages, etc... i wonder if adobe is thinking about this..

Flash has something nifty called SharedObjects which can be handled similarly to cookies. You may not be able to bookmark subpages, but the Flash menu could remember where you last were. . .


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Re: One of the better if not best examples of flash based navigation
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 06:47:49 AM »
WOW! Really impressive use of Flash.

f0dder, that resizing could be easily deactivated with JavaScript options in Firefox or Opera (don't know about IE, though). By the way, why do some sites insist in this resizing thing??