If you are considering developing a Flash website, stop and think about it first. Although these sort of websites may look good and plenty of users will enjoy them, not all users will and its these users you need to consider when creating your website. Users such as those with dial up connections would find flash websites difficult to use as it could take a few minutes to load each flash page, immediately putting them off.
If you still want to create your website with flash then there are ways you can keep all customers happy and ensure your site can be viewed by everyone, regardless of their internet type. The best way to have a flash website is to also create a duplicate HTML version of your site, giving users the option to choose which format they wish to view your site in. This would also keep search engines happy as they’d be able to view your site and rank it based on the HTML.
Another way you could create a sucessful flash website is to create the website in HTML format, then use flash as a replacement for images, banners and to add mini-movies. This would allow search engines to rank your site as they could review the basic HTML format and base your ranking on that. An even better option is to create your site in HTML first, let that get recognised and ranking in search engines, then start adding flash as time goes on and your rankings get higher. Although this may take longer, the chances are your website could get a higher ranking a lot easier than by starting with a flash site.
If you do include flash mini-movies in your site, especially for introductions to your home page, its advisable to include skip buttons for each as regular customers will get bored of having to sit through the same introduction each time they view your site, and other users just won’t want to watch them at all!
If you would like to include flash on a website, why not get in touch with us here at UK SEO Agency by filling out our enquiry form and we can contact you and discuss the best way to develop your site. Our enquiry form can be found on our website www.ukseoagency.co.uk.
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