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activity5.7 Looking at Flash Websites

 

Some websites use Flash sparingly for animated advertising or small interactive elements only. Others are built almost entirely in Flash.

JK Rowling websiteMany websites that promote movies often use a lot of Flash content. Take a look at some of these, such as JK Rowling’s website: http://www.jkrowling.com

Why do you think Flash is used? Could the same results be achieved using a basic HTML webpage?

Does the visitor get a choice of a non-Flash version of the website? Would you design a business website like this?

How has the designer considered making the site accessible to all users? Is this site accessible on mobile devices such as iPhones?

Discuss your thoughts with a partner. Make a screen shot of one Flash website you discuss and annotate with your reflections. Save this as evidence.

 

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