I hate flash sites. There's no reason to make one, unless you want to be seen as (oh well) flashy. And why would you want that?? Isn't it better to present information straight up??
You can't "deep-link" to a flash page. Most times you can't go back on a flash site. You can't copy text from a flash site. Neither can you save an image from a flash site (I know, images are copyright, but there are times when it's handy to save an image: Look, mum, this is the book I want for Christmas! You know?) And it's really not very accessibility friendly either (to beat that old horse again). Having a flash site pop up in a new window that fills the whole screen, how fucking annoying is that?? Especially when you're given no warning that this is about to happen.
I was all happy about spending the afternoon at the beach where I made drawings and watercolours. When I walked back home I felt completely serene. I guess I should do that sorta thing more often! Whether it was the creative stuff I was doing or simply the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sun, I don't know. But it felt good. It's like a high. I guess it's called being happy.
Thursday, June 23, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:03 PM