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Why I don’t use Flash, ever (and neither should you NZ Herald)

Seriously, just don’t do it – I think I’m going to have to find a new start page…


It’d actually be a really interesting experiment if the Herald just ran Google adwords instead. I wonder if more people would click on ads that related to what they were reading rather than shitty bandwidth consuming banner ads. There might be something in it, seeing as Google only gets paid when people click on targeted ads and by all accounts they’re doing pretty well out of it….

As a Magento developer I’m always a little bewildered by the number of web stores that use flash banners instead of simple javascript powered rotating div ‘s – at least the div ‘s can have text and alt tags associated, which the search engines can crawl.