I have started to vreate my own flash site today, but I dont know how to use iFrames etc. I use these quite alot when creating pages with plain HTML but don't have a clue with flash. I am actually usin Swish2.0 to create the site as I still havn't figured how to use Flash properly! please help as I want my mark on the web to be half decent, my attempt so far can be found here: click here Forgive the slowness of tripod and all the ads, the site will hopefully be 'professionally' hosted once completed.
1. Your movie consists of "Welcome to Jays World", so there really isn't a lot to base an opinion on.
2. Flash based sites may look nice [when done properly] but:
a/ they are a search engine nightmare
b/ unless you use referenced textfiles for page content they are awful to update since your text is saved as a graphic within the Flash movie
c/ accessibility issues are too many to mention
d/ you rely on a browser plugin for people to even see it to begin with
e/ for a site of any size you rely on people being patient enought to sit staring at your "Loading..." splash screen while the site loads up which, on 56k dial up, becomes a real pain. Most people will actually close the browser when confronted by a Flash loading screen
That's enough to be going on with...
I'd like to see your finished results but there is more to argue against the use [or misuse] of Flash than there is in favour of it in most cases.
At the moment though there is just not enough to make any real judgement.
Thanks, I don't want this to be a 'live site' - it's just so I can learn the basics and some advanced features of flash. However, I will post the link to my final site here, so I can get your comments.