[UPHPU] Flash and PHP

John David Anderson uphpu at mail.johndavidanderson.net
Fri Nov 12 15:35:07 MST 2004

And for those of you who may not care about accessibility, remember 
that the biggest user of the Internet is blind:



On Nov 12, 2004, at 2:33 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:

> On Nov 12, 2004, at 12:33 PM, jeffrey neslen wrote:
>> But I have to disagree about generating simple
>> interfaces with flash it is awesome in this regard.
>> It is much easier to produce high quality dynamically
>> generated navigation, menu headers and banners using
>> flash than with javascript.  Besides that you can
>> embed fonts for better looking sites as well as the
>> ability to compress images much better than some raw
>> jpg or gifs.
> While I don't doubt your talent with Flash desgin.  Flash should be 
> used carefully and sparingly on all sites.  WebAIM has a great 
> article[1] on how to use flash the right way, accessible.  Unless you 
> know that 100% of your site's visitors use flash capable browsers, can 
> see, hear, and interoperate like the average person, you should not 
> use flash for critical pieces of your site w/o an alternative.
> You might remember the great presentation[2] Dave Turnbull gave last 
> July about Web accessibility.
> Also don't forget the wonderful resource that A List Apart[3] is.  
> There are many articles explaining techniques to make beautiful sites 
> usable by anyone.
> 1. http://www.webaim.org/techniques/flash/
> 2. http://uphpu.org/article.php?story=20040716162010699
> 3. http://www.alistapart.com/topics/accessibility/
> --lonnie
> p.s. Lets save all of our email servers bandwidth by trimming our 
> posts.  :)
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