The thing about Flash intros on corporate sites like this one is that they're just advertising, meant to impress customers and nothing else. They're meant to look, well, a bit flash. Have a look at the copy on this one - 'reliable, scalable, carrier-class' - that's just your standard e-commerce emptyspeak. It's not pretending to be profound. Getting too worked up about crappy flash intros like this one is a bit pointless - it's rather like getting peeved about TV ads becasue they're not ten-minute shorts. When flash intros stop working as advertising (because the average customer gets more attuned to them and they are therefore less impressive), companies will move on.
In the meantime, as thirdball points out, at least this lot have the courtesy to display their menu options immediately, which is unusual but strikes me as good practice.posted by Caffa at 2:04 AM on December 13, 2000
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