Washington Dc, MD (PressExposure) May 21, 2009 -- People want interactivity when it comes to websites but how far should a web developer go to make a website interactive? This is about having full flash websites versus static websites. Thereâs no doubt that the flash platform changed the internet landscape with the level of interactivity that it injected into our browsers but when do we use is and when should we just stick with the traditional static website.
According to a San Diego web design firm, Crest Media Inc., companies want the extravagant flash websites without considering the effects it would bring to the user experience. Yes, flash websites are really good to look at and it brings the website to a whole new level but when it comes to the majority of the users then thatâs another story.
Basically flash website are meant for high end broadband connections, it pretty in terms of size and take a while to load. Lower end users who use slower connections take longer to load the flash pages, if everyone of them is patient then thatâs not problem but frankly internet users are fickle and impatient so if it takes any longer than a minute then theyâll probably move on to the next. This is where static websites trump flash websites.
Static website load faster and are easier to use since they donât require additional software to run. Although they donât bring that much interactivity on the table they do the job and get the information to the user. Most users prefer speed of extravagance since everyone on the internet wants everything fast even if they have a slow connection.
Now, going halfway isnât bad, it really is more widespread than going to the extremes of purely flash or purely static. In the case of this San Diego web design firm, this types of websites are more viable since you can put flash banners on the homepage then simple make everything else statics. The conserves space and is acceptable to people who want their pages to load faster. In the ends its just about finding balance between the elements in web design.