- First, Flash objects are often large and take a long time to download, causing many web surfers on slow or congested Internet connections to lose patience and "click away".
- Second, Flash plugins are not enabled or even available for all web browsers and user agents, notable among those being the Apple iPad.
- Third, Flash files are difficult if not impossible for search engine spiders to crawl and index, which is why all-flash websites are said to be "search engine suicide".
Fortunately, with the animation and interactivity afforded by modern web standards and technologies like HTML5 video/audio, CSS3 and Ajax/jQuery, comparable pizazz can now be offered in a "Flash-free", search-friendly, standards-compliant and cross-browser compatible format, meaning that the all-flash website owners we convert to W3C-compliant tableless HTML5 and CSS3 get all the pizazz they want plus high visibility and broad accessibility.
Did the flash site you tried prove to be search engine suicide?
If so, call 786-326-8079 for a free, no-obligation meeting or consultation with Bruce Arnold, South Florida's trusted source for flash-to-html conversions.