: DJ, jazz drummer, animator, and Blair Witch website designer Dan Karcher's webpage, a true gem, is particularly timely right now. Great site design, great Flash/MX, great music. (More inside.)
posted by Shane
on Feb 26, 2003 -
A Flash usability white paper
that says Flash can improve the usability of a web site.
"When executed correctly, with attention paid to the needs and wants of users, Macromedia Flash content can actually improve the user experience on any Web site."
Can Flash be saved if developers start thinking about usability? Is this going to impact Jakob Nielsen's 99% figure?
posted by Dugout
on Apr 9, 2001 -
This by far
is the all-time worst use of flash ever. Boring, long, and utterly unimportant. It blows -- the competition away!
posted by rschram
on Jan 10, 2001 -
A good Flash intro?
Other than what the company is about, i was impressed with the Flash intro, especially the music which goes with it.
posted by Zool
on Dec 12, 2000 -
These sliding menus
may not be anything much to you design mavens out there, but to a simple engineer/management consultant like myself, they are addictively neat. Whenever I check out the site, I find myself pulling them out and playing with them while deciding where to go in the site. How'd they do that?
posted by fpatrick
on Jul 28, 2000 -
Making Sure Usability 'Fitts' Flash
Another thought provoking article about making better Flash sites on the web. I have to admit, I consider myself a designer, but I had never heard of Fitt's Law until I read this piece. Oh, I thought this was a nice quote:
Chris' First Law of Usability:
Usability makes everything easier except for the job of the Designer.
Amen to that!
posted by DragonBoy
on Jul 10, 2000 -
Let web designers have Jakob Nielsen
for usability guidance, we Flash designers have our own budding guru of usable Flash on the web at Flazoom.com. The guy behind Flazoom follows up his Cancer piece with some good guidelines for Flash on the web
The best link in the article goes here
, where he asks you to find both uses of Flash on the page. I totally missed the first one, even when I knew what to look for. His use of Flash that just blew me away - hardly any animation, just usefullness.
I'll stop cheering now...
posted by DragonBoy
on Jun 20, 2000 -
S u m e a
features some amazing ways to use Java and Flash on the web. The best thing about the whole site is how fast all the 'applets' load on my 56k modem.
posted by Mark
on Apr 18, 2000 -
Everyone screams for ice cream!
I found out that Edy's
owns the icrecream.com domain. It's actually quite a nice site, and if anything, it has the certain level of childood simplicity one associates with ice cream. I especially like the taster
and was honestly disappointed that his tour schedule isn't posted.
Maybe not as dynamic as Ben And Jerry's
, but appropriately sweet.
posted by plinth
on Mar 29, 2000 -
is a flash site that builds flash sites for you. I'm not sure I really understand its complexity, as it took me about twenty minutes just to figure out how to start building a site
, and even then I couldn't tell you how to do it. If anyone builds anything neat with it, do let me know.
posted by endquote
on Jan 26, 2000 -