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H][RO
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-11-2003 05:57

Heyas all, came acrross this.. All Flash.. Site
http://www.ptr.com.au/

I was thinking to myself is there any point at all having this a whole flash site, i mean chances are it cost the client more than a html site will css etc would have.

Also one thing i found interesting was that every flash link went to a new html page which loaded another flash file, i could see that useful for being able to bookmark different sections but i dunno, is it a good way to do it, and does it help with search engine indexing at all? The search engines still wont follow the flash buttons through to the other pages i dont think but i could be wrong..

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 05-11-2003 14:19

H][RO: Its possibly unwise not to offer a HTML alternative but it depends on what there aims were - if they wanted a fancy site to show off their goodies then they got it. If they wanted somethingaccessible to all and search engine friendly then they might not

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Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-11-2003 23:42

<!-- URL's used in the movie-->
<A HREF=ptr_home.htm></A> <A HREF=services.htm></A> <A HREF=tuning_centre.htm></A>
<A HREF=ptr_services.htm></A> <A HREF=suspention_packages.htm></A> <A HREF=suzuki_team_photo_1.htm></A>
<A HREF=suzuki_team_photo_2.htm></A>
<!-- text used in the movie-->
<!--PHIL TAINTON RACINGPERCENTAGEDOWNLOADEDPTR have been preparing and tuning race motorcycles for more than twenty years and since 1990' we have been especially dedicated to Road Racing where we ran our own team for a number of years with riders like Steve Martin and Grant Hodson.By 1996' we were working on the Suzuki Factory bikes and later Managing Team Suzuki with riders like World Champions Peter Goddard / Troy Bayliss and multiple Australian Champion Shawn Giles.ABOUT PHIL TAINTON RACINGSince our involvement with Suzuki we have won a total of five National Championships.The knowledge we have gained on the Race track with engine tuning, suspension tuning and chassis set up, we can now use to ensure our Road Riding and Track Ride day customersget the very best in performance and handling we can give them.-->


It's probably not valid but I bet google would follow them.

Still, they kinda forgot to put in any meta tags for keywords or a description which is a bit strange.

Also, using seperate HTML pages for each page means that the back & forward buttons of your browser will still work.

H][RO
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-12-2003 00:04

Yeh i can see some advantages in what they have done with separate html's, but from what i can see you could do the entire site in html anyhow, its not really interactive or anything like that - was just trying to make sure i wasnt missing some wonderful plot :P.


That is interesting dracm i suppose altavista etc will disregard it completely then maybe, search engines follow links through like that? I guess they probably would hmm.. I'm still unsure how search engines work with flash =( i guess it has alot to do with how the flash is done as well, but anyhow =).

I think they would have benefited more from html, some annoying things like stuff that happens when you move over the picture. I guess some people would find it flashy but considering half of the visitors would miss it anyhow i guess isnt something they thought about hehe.

Thanks for the input all =).




[This message has been edited by H][RO (edited 05-12-2003).]

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