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June 24, 2008 7:44 AM   Subscribe

Here for your delectation are the Web Flash Festival 2008 finalists and winners. I know we are supposed to post the best of the web. I know we are not supposed to editorialise. But… but… CRIKEY! Even the best is execrable. What's going on in the Flash world? [requires flash]
posted by tellurian (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I am waiting for something to load as I type this.
posted by Mister_A at 7:48 AM on June 24, 2008


Maybe they just didn't attract very good contestants?
posted by delmoi at 7:50 AM on June 24, 2008


MTL12.com (from e"Finalistes") is good at creating an atmosphere of perpetual waiting.
posted by Mister_A at 7:50 AM on June 24, 2008


It's the unholy intersection of France, flash user interfaces and popups!

(Actually, I don't mind France, but otherwise I'd only have two intersecting items.)
posted by DU at 7:52 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like the typeface site that made my browser window as wide as possible. On a 24" iMac, that's Very Wide, Indeed.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:05 AM on June 24, 2008


While waiting for another one of their pages to load, I'm struck with the thought (in English with a bad French accent), "Bah! We are designers of ideas, not implementors of code."
posted by lothar at 8:23 AM on June 24, 2008


I have nothing against France. I'm also quite a fan of Flash. After looking at all the entries, I decided nothing was worth posting. Yet here a post is. What a paradox.
I guess my question is 'what is good Flash'? To my mind 'this ain't it', and I wonder why the 'Laureates' were chosen. Is it as delmoi said, "Maybe they just didn't attract very good contestants?", I would imagine not. There must be something else. I've seen lots of good flash posted here on metafilter, so I know that great work can be done in the medium. It's very disappointing to see this mediocre offering.
posted by tellurian at 8:27 AM on June 24, 2008


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It seems if you block cookies from flashfestival.net, the site falls over. Mon dieu!
posted by slater at 8:27 AM on June 24, 2008


It seems if you block cookies from flashfestival.net, the site falls over. Mon dieu!

Yep. Web Fail Festival.

WEB DESIGNERS: Don't be heroes. Use existing, proven frameworks and then get creative. This problem was solved 10 years ago.
posted by sidereal at 8:41 AM on June 24, 2008


Ah, the cookies refusal is what's made it baulk. Do I care enough about a really irritating online medium to ok a cookie from the site? Nope, sidereal has hit the nail on the head. Only movie studios with more money than care for user experience and other clueless about how the web works people use such things...
posted by Dio at 8:48 AM on June 24, 2008


This will not begin well.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:06 AM on June 24, 2008


So, any good sites vis-à-vis (sorry) Flash, that members can recommend - like these? It's been a while.
posted by tellurian at 9:11 AM on June 24, 2008


Really it should be [may contain flash] in the tradition of the labeling of Nut Flavoured Choco-Nutto-Bars with Nuts, etc...
posted by Artw at 9:45 AM on June 24, 2008


WEB DESIGNERS: Don't be heroes. Use existing, proven frameworks and then get creative.

I’m currently working on a project that’s almost entirely within ajax.net update panels. At first I was horrified, but it’s at a point where there’s nothing that can be done about that, and I’ve actually got a kind fo morbid curiosity as to just how far we can take this inadvisable technique.
posted by Artw at 9:49 AM on June 24, 2008


I was going to make sarcastic comments about it needing the most superdooperist version of Flash to work. Then I noticed Flash 9 came out last year. Then I remembered that I hate flash, tend to hate flash developers and that I never see any flash (other than FFF games posted here) because of flash blocker.

Finally I decided that I didn't care so much that I'd come overe here and tell you how much I don't care. Isn't that a formal rite of passage on MetaFilter...?
posted by twine42 at 9:52 AM on June 24, 2008


Flash is where the idea that "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" dies the death of a thousand cuts.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:08 AM on June 24, 2008


ceci n'est pas le meilleur de l'internet.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:42 AM on June 24, 2008


Well then - just for the heck of it a few of my bookmarks tagged flash:
- The youtube, guardian and bbc world news video player
- The flickr slideshow
- Washington post Left of boom

- a lot of cool sites

- nikon universcale
- thebanmappingproject
- earth guide

- the fancy pants adventure game
- line rider
- desktop tower defence
- get the glass

- uniqlock
posted by FidelDonson at 12:27 PM on June 24, 2008


Wow, some of you are still afraid of cookies, huh? Hey, I heard there's this image floating around the internet, and if you even LOOK at it your computer will be infected with a VIRUS.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:28 PM on June 24, 2008


Wow, some of you are still afraid of cookies, huh? Hey, I heard there's this image floating around the internet, and if you even LOOK at it your computer will be infected with a VIRUS.

or, y'know, maybe we don't want to be tracked by 5 million different ad networks. Y'know, just.. maybe. Perhaps.
posted by slater at 1:41 AM on June 25, 2008


Huh. I just realized that I've been mentally calling delmoi "del-moy" all this time. It took the French context of this post to make me think: "del-moi" Est-ce qui del? C'est moi!

That is all.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:30 AM on June 25, 2008


or, y'know, maybe we don't want to be tracked by 5 million different ad networks. Y'know, just.. maybe. Perhaps.

That's funny because I'm hoping that one of then next 5 million ads I see on the web will be for a product I am vaguely interested in....maybe. Perhaps.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:22 PM on June 25, 2008


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