15 Feb 2005
The Flashy Rodent Dilemma
Last year this site was the neglected one, with a tired old design and infrequent updates; now the situation is pretty much reversed and it’s malevole (my ‘stupid’ weblog) that’s stagnant and uninspiring.
I’ve got a redesign plus several new features planned out, but have dithered over one key decision: whether to switch to a Flash interface.
The temptation is obvious — producing slick, seamless effects and smooth movement is a doddle in Flash. It’d also be interesting to make use of some of the server communication features, play around with interface ideas (including tightly-integrated games), and tackle the usability and accessibility challenges.
Is this a valid concern, or am I being too picky over what is an intentionally trivial, stupid site? Should I just live with Flash’s inherent limitations and go all-out for a multimedia malevole?