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0 posted 2001-02-01 05:49 PM

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. It’s 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 doesn’t load it means you haven’t got the flash driver loaded into your browser, you can get it from Macromedia, though if you don’t you won’t be missing much

I’m 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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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
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1 posted 2001-02-01 07:48 PM

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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Member Seraphic
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2 posted 2001-02-01 08:10 PM

These are great!!!
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
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3 posted 2001-02-01 08:55 PM

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 2001-02-02 04:44 AM

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 2001-02-02 09:25 AM

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 2001-02-02 10:57 AM

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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Member Patricius
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7 posted 2001-02-03 12:05 PM

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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since 1999-06-05
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8 posted 2001-02-04 11:02 AM

What Christopher said  

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

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