Bad things in web design start with "F": Frames Frontpage Flash F#$%ing popups
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yeah, the only of those that's inherently bad is the Nameless one ( i won't even type that F word ). Flash, Frames, Popups, they're all fine, they're just abused and misused. you can use any of those to good effect. it just requires a lot of thought, especially for frames.
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*cough* *cough* flash rules *cough* ee emm excuse me
Lets face it fellas.. a tool is a tool is a tool. I could make a massive list supporting flash but I think we've all been through this before. No matter where your preferences lie, there is good design and bad design. Very little to do with how you get there. It's all about the end user experience.
ps what is up with those (ahhhhhhhhh i hate them!!!) unclosable popup windows that slide around the screen. What a terrible approach at design.. and so popular right now.. hates it we do.
I don't have the Flash player installed on my system but it's not the evils of website design that made me do that, instead it's the use of Flash in advertisements so instead of being able to quietly visit some web pages as you research something you get some obnoxious advertisement speaking to you, playing music (usually bad) to you, YELLING at you... and even popping up over the top of whatever you're actually trying to read.
Other than that, Flash is no more evil than many of the other things put into web pages like splash pages (which is incidentally a major misuse of Flash), font tags, single browser code (use IE or suffer).