At Just Template It, we are inundated with requests for Flash website design from clients but many of them are not even aware of what that entails. While it is an intriguing technology that adds flashy graphics and an element of interactivity to a website, it is not the best choice for everyone and we are not afraid to advise clients of this. Flash pages can help to spruce up a website and reduce the level of boredom experienced by viewers fed up with static pages and it can tell a story much better than regular text. However, the effects of Flash on search engine rankings need to be considered before proceeding. Here are a few considerations for those interested in Flash website design.
The obvious advantage is that Flash makes your website look expensive and glamorous. You can use a host of interactive features such as movies, games and feedback forms to make your site more interesting for visitors. You should also have no issues when it comes to cross browser compatibility so there is no need to worry about HTML codes being subject to different interpretations by the different browsers. Therefore, the Flash elements on your website should look the same on all browsers barring users that need to update to the latest Flash version.
One of the major drawbacks of using Flash websites is that they take longer to load than static sites and this could cause you to lose out on the less patient members of your target audience. Those who wish to watch Flash movies may also have to install an update of their Flash player and not everyone will want to go through this process. Additionally, Flash websites still suffer when it comes to SEO as search engine spiders will not be able to crawl over keywords that are written in Flash.
While there are plenty of advantages to the design of Flash websites, we don’t always recommend it to clients because of the drawbacks associated with it. If you read the above information and still want a Flash website however, we would be delighted to design it for you.
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