RE: web animation

Subject: RE: web animation
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 11:59:44 -0500

Okay, folks, about this Just Say No to Animation business -- I've got a question.

Say you want to provide a demo of your software. Well, maybe not a demo exactly, but something that shows how it might be applied in one or more scenarios to solve business problems--use cases, in other words.

Do you use text plus static screen shots? Do you build graphics with screen shots plus callouts?

We use Flash (without sound)after announcing that clicking the button will begin the Flash presentation (that is, we don't spring it on anyone unawares). It enables us to draw attention to one part of a screen, show a button being clicked, move the focus to another part of the screen where the resultant change occurs, explain what is happening with scrolling text, etc.

Within the Flash presentation, we give people navigation choices so they can skip to particular topics that interest them, repeat a section, or exit.

I'm open to suggestions for a better way to handle this without animation.



kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:

>Ditto what the other posters have said. Just say no. Say it even louder if
>it's Flash.

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