20% Like Flash || Flash != Site Intro’s

Via <a href=”http://www.markme.com/jd/archives/003842.cfm”>JD</a>.

I believe there is a silver lining to everything. The coolest thing in life, for me, is to spit in the face of evil utilizing positivity when things are quite dire indeed.

<a href=”http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sample.cfm?contentID=2524″>The survey that JD refers to</a>, (<a href=”http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sample.cfm?contentID=2529″>and the revelations that transpire afterwards</a>)although I question it’s validity, can still be utilized for good use. Rather than disect why it is wrong or right, questioning how to convince the rest of the world that Flash does not mean site intro’s and that there is a lot more to it (like, it’s no longer “Flash” for instance [Central, Flash Light, Flash Paper, FlashCast, Flashcom, Flash Remoting]), we should instead just breathe a big sigh of, “Duh… of course Website A blows.” Navigation… what’s that? An enter button not actually working… good idea for a site…

For real, although I personally would take anyone’s money willingly if they so chose to offer me a contract job making a site intro, if you, however, have the manic desire to save the Flash developer world’s reputation, then by all means, here is your main weapon beyond a <a href=”http://useit.mondosearch.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=5&EXTRA_ARG=&host_id=42&page_id=11141120&query=flash&hiword=flash+FLASHBASED+FLASHED+FLASHING+FLASHS+FLASHY+”>10 billion year-old (in tech years) useit.com article</a>… although, it certainly compliments it well.

I once heard that the general rule for current time zone goes like so:
– developer/designer = 2005
– current technology = 2003
– users = 2001

Which makes us geeks 4 years ahead of our users (or 3 if your into that ratio thang). Being in a larger company now, I’ve seen the disconnect even between departments in recognizing potential; technology changes so fast, and choosing to learn what’s actually applicable to my position at work is a question anyone has a hardcore right to ask. Naturally, they’ll still inevitbly miss the cool stuff, which allows people like me, “<a href=”http://starling.rinet.ru/music/temp/a.html”>loudmouth braggarts from the future</a>”, to co-slap the 411 (educate) on my fellow employee or client on the “current” state of things of what we can do. We’ll never get marketing to our future, but the least we can do is educate them to yesterday. Remember, old news is history, which leaves you with a lot of teaching to do, everyday.

Just don’t start with, “Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up!”. …dude, I’m finding some weird parallels to lack of Flash Knowledge and <a href=”http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Classroom/5923/”>Army of Darkness</a>… maybe it’s just late…

…At any rate, you got my point: Dragon Ball Z that link <a href=”http://www.myfavoritegames.com/dbz/AttackGuide.htm”><b>Kame Hame Ha</b></a> style on any client who wants a Flash Intro for a site that doesn’t need one, assuming you’ve already got bread (your not broke and starving), at which point ignore this post, and I’m sorry for wasting your time, have a great day, thank you, drive through please.

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