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flash_programming thread: Flash vs DHTML


Message #1 by "Bruce Davidson" <bdavidson@n...> on Thu, 5 Jul 2001 20:51:09
Hi

My humble opinion:
With Flash you are able to make wonderful navigation menu's, also for big
sites
The disadvantage is though that when you want to change or add a link to the
menu you have to go into the graphics and change/make new buttons.
So they are 'difficult' to maintain, compared with DHTML menu's
Besides requesting asp pages makes you'd have to leave your Flash
construction.

You need the new Flash technology, like Generator.
With Generator you can easily change your navigation menu, just by changing
an underlying text-file.
And you can, by Generator also work with serversite scripting languages,
like asp, Perl and php.
Generator combines the advantages of Flash and serversite scripting, which
means: creating swf files on the server dynamicly, with dynamic content and
, what makes Generator so unique: dynamic graphical content too.

Hope this is usefull

M v K

----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Davidson <bdavidson@n...>
To: Flash Programming <flash_programming@p...>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 8:51 PM
Subject: [flash_programming] Flash vs DHTML


> Creating a complicated navigational structure in DHTML is an exercise of
> the absurd: accounting for the differences between browsers and versions
> of their browsers causes complication after complication (creating
> portraits of my family using paper clips would be a more enjoyable
> exercise).
>
> It has been suggested that flash may be one methodology that could be used
> to solve this dilemma.  And yet, perhaps it is just the sites that I
> visit, I don't tend to see a large number of sites (corporate sites) that
> have chosen to implement this "solution".
>
> Are there any obvious "got-ya's" that would make this a poor choice as I
> look to remove the frustration of DHTML and still be able to use the
> dynamic nature of my .asp page and add items to that navigational
> structure on the fly.


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