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icentertainment
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Flash is good because it will play in any browser

and you can make it quite small

you may want to check out

and download the 15 day fully functional trial

just send your movies through it and it will create a very small file
http://www.swishzone.com/index.php?area=......ct=video and there won't be any advertsing with it.


I use a older version- I havn't updated mine yet- but the new one swishvideo 2 looks good and they have made the file sizes smaller

- Highly recommended
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I find it interesting that most individuals are against a Flash intro but doesn't both Osterlind and Banachek use Flash intros on their websites? I believe they do.
icentertainment
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An alterbative is to have a mini Flash Intro

Like a thick header on your site with normal text below

It used to be nice for me until I changed my entire site to all flash
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I love flash! It has been a playground for me for quite some time. It's amazing that anything you can imagine, you can do!

Here's an experiment, the dude will steal your pointer Check it out

kewl button experiment HERE

I made a flash navigator/menu HERE

Here's an example of a FLASH HEADER

I made a flash trailer for a job that was up for grabs. It paid 6 figures.
I got the job

Then there's my (wifes) personal website. It's all FLASH and has "secret areas". Don't even try finding them. I control every pixel. Checkit out
icentertainment
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Nice and fun don't always translate into booings
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Ppointer thief is funny tho
Tom Stevens
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Problem with flash is that there is no text for search engines to pick up.
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But at the same time

there are ways around serch engines

You don't need to be at the top

Google adwords for example- doesn't always cost over the moon

Your first page can have a normal HTML page with all your Meta data, title page etc on it.

You can join Event organisers web sites.

In this industry- word of mouth is very strong- and event managers being mostly women- in Australia anyway- they talk lots which can be good or bad for business.

so not getting at the top of a search engine is ok.
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A flash intro of 1 - 3 seconds can be great to grab attention but then you must lead straight into your website. My website is 100% flash but probably could have been written in html. Oddly enough I thought it was easier to do it in flash.

Tom there are ways to get web bots to pick up your text on a flash website, I use 'em on my site to get good positions.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one - Albert Einstein






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Yes I like your web site kinesis

why don't you have your video in flash? it could play on the page.

Also I have always wanted to learn how to do a form in flash

I just can't get the nack of he scripting


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The email script took me forever to get my head round, it's written in php (I think, LOL)

I intend to drop the video into the website at some point. Something else I have to get my head round AGHHH!!!
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Very easy

you could just use Java script to open up a small sized page

and create a swf video on a HTML page

you can use swish video to convert your current file with the click of a button
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