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0 posted 02-01-2001 05:49 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

This is an old unfinished project, knocked up from bits and pieces and held together with string and sealing wax. All the hard bits are pre-built freebies that I downloaded and edited to suit my needs. Itís very basic and a bit clunky but at the time I needed some practice using Macromedia Flash and this kind of fit the bill.

If it doesnít load it means you havenít got the flash driver loaded into your browser, you can get it from Macromedia, though if you donít you wonít be missing much

Iím contemplating starting from scratch so feel free to comment.

Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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1 posted 02-01-2001 07:48 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Craig that's pretty cool! I have to start messing with that as well.

My bro-in-law is doing some of that as well.
Here's one he did, this is his company, take a look.
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2 posted 02-01-2001 08:10 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

These are great!!!
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3 posted 02-01-2001 08:55 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Hello Craig -

You had to be the first, didn't you!  

Seriously though, I'm glad it was you. This gives me the perfect opportunity to kind of throw my two cents worth of example into showing a possible direction for this particular forum.

Firstly - Excellent job on the Flash. The menu option balls are particularly well done (I love cool sci-fi type effects!) The color scheme is consistent as is the navigation.


What do you want to do with this site?

If it's a "play-site," one where you show off what you can do, then I'll stop right here.

However, if you're interested in the usability for others (and care what they think, lol) then you may want to consider a few things.

As both Ron and I can tell you, people who read poetry on the Internet don't seem all that interested in keeping up to date with the technology. Many of their browsers still don't support much of what's available.

While I do like the navigational effects, they could prove clumsy if someone wants to return for a specific poem. They'd be required to wade through the buttons to find it. (Perhaps "numbering" them for ease of recollection...?)

Non-Flash version... might be a good idea if you wanted to put that kind of effort into it. Again, all depends on your purpose. If you're looking at trying to rank in the Search Engines, for example, you'll need one.

These are just a few things. Most of it depends on what you plan on doing of course, and much of what I said might not apply. It's mostly to give ideas to others, to help show a few ways we can provide input.



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4 posted 02-02-2001 04:44 AM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fractal007

Since I have no clue how to program Flash, I will say:

THIS IS AWESOME!  You should build it again, or just modify what you've got.  I like the sounds too, lol.
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5 posted 02-02-2001 09:25 AM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

will ditto fracta, I made my own, it looks like caveman stuff compared to this   nice start, I say go ahead and finish  
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6 posted 02-02-2001 10:57 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

It looks good.  You did a good job.  But like what Chritopher said, what exactly do you want to do with it?  We have a bunch of web designers in the company i work for and i could ask them for info.  I don't know much about web design...I'll stick to my local networks

I see no changes, wake up in the morning I ask myself, "Is life worth living or should I blast myself" TUPAC SHAKUR

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7 posted 02-03-2001 12:05 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I am in awe

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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8 posted 02-04-2001 11:02 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

What Christopher said  

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan
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