Interactive Applets & Web Animation
The web was once a simple place, with little glitz and star-appeal. In the past few years, new technologies have emerged to create interactive applications and animations to help catch your users’ attention. Some web applications work best in an animated environment and other times you just want a little flair to spruce up your website.
Flash Animation and Applets
Flash is a popular technology that has grown in importance on the Web in recent years. Big name video sites like YouTube depend upon Flash technology to deliver high quality video, and Flash is often used to create web cartoons and interactive games such as those found at New Grounds and other popular websites. If you want to ensure that a certain application looks correct on any browser and exact positioning is important, Flash is often the best choice. At the same time, there are some drawbacks to using Flash. Flash applications and cartoons typically take longer for users to download and load. In addition, Flash must be installed and enabled by users or they will miss out on the experience. Lastly, Flash applications often change the normal navigation and flow of your website and often will not interact normally with the rest of your website. If you are not sure if Flash is the correct direction for you, please feel free to contact me.
In-Page Effects & Integrated Animation
If you are considering an animated solution or addition to your existing web application or web site, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I would be glad to help discuss the possibilities and he best approach to reach your design goals.
Developers: If you are interested in learning more about scripting animation, please feel to visit my articles and tutorials for scripting at my personal site EricGoldman.name.