Animated Intro's...

  nick_j007 16:07 05 Oct 2005

Are they worth the effort, or are they seen as a generally off-putting extra?

Thank you.


  genuinefake 16:32 05 Oct 2005

off putting.

  nick_j007 16:35 05 Oct 2005

Any other takers?


  De Marcus™ 16:45 05 Oct 2005

You could always have both

click here

  Handy Spinner 16:49 05 Oct 2005

Bad idea - just get your visitors to the content they're loooking for, and quickly!

  ade.h 17:35 05 Oct 2005

It depends on the site. It's perhaps more appropriate to product promotion or design companies. The iRiver site is a good example of how animated elements can be incorporated tastefully without going overboard.

De Marcus's site is also an excellent piece of design work that suits the chosen subject matter.

However, if it's an online business or an information-heavy site, then flashy bits are best kept lowkey or left out altogether.

  nick_j007 17:37 05 Oct 2005

Thanks all,

Will approach with caution then.


  mco 18:28 05 Oct 2005

because I was planning on asking the same question myself. (personally I find them off-putting)

  Forum Editor 18:31 05 Oct 2005

(I'm tempted to say most people) find Flash intros a little irritating. They were very fashionable a while back, but I haven't been asked to do one for a very long time now, and to my mind it's a good thing.

  PurplePenny 19:43 05 Oct 2005

I'm with FE. I'd go so far as to say *very* irritating. If there isn't a "skip intro" option I usually just click away from the site.

  nick_j007 19:43 05 Oct 2005

I guess less is more eh?


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