MandiV Wrote:I would like to know what the opinion is about a flash portfolio page? I love working with Flash and I would probably keep the Flash file within the box that I already have defined with my current portfolio site. What I have found when I have made flash sites before is that it can get really heavy, especially if you have a lot of video and things like that. Any suggestions? Should I just stick to html and css?
Hey, i might have some insight on flash websites. Most people hate them. People feel that the web should be simple and easy to view! No need for plugins or crazy loading times, but you know what? I say if you enjoy working in flash, and you really think you can make a killer website in flash then go for it. If you get complaints, then make a splash page and have a link to both a flash site, and an HTML site. Or if you look at richard's website (http://www.richardadenot.com/new/index.html
) it's a really good example of fusing HTML and flash in a clean way. Don't think you need to use strictly one or the other.
As for flash websites getting heavy, yes they can, but that's when you have to really get into the coding side of it and use XML to dynamically load your artwork only when it's called upon.
take my site for example (http://www.cohencg.com
I've got tons of crap on it, but the flash file itself is only 3mb's. The thumbnails aren't in the flash file, but are loaded through xml only when you go to that page, and all full size stuff is on external pages.
hope anything I've mentioned is a helpful