I can't be the only one that think's Flash based websites suck can I?
I've never understood the appeal of Flash as a framework for structuring content to be honest. I can understand using it for a few animated portions like a headlines type of object, but as a method of structuring content, it's simply annoying.
The worst are the Flash based ads that popup in the middle of what you're actually trying to read. And to make it even worse, they invariably have annoying sounds, too. Grrr...I really want to slap some of these site designers sometimes.
Yeah, a lot of these sites look great and have neat-o effects, but WTF, it's a waste of my time wating for this crap to download and then it annoys the hell out of me. Oh, and what if I want to link to a particular piece of content? Out of luck.
So why I am I so annoyed? I was on the Acura website looking at the TSX. But it's annoying as hell. Not even an HTML option? When I click the "Launch Acura.com" text, it opens another window. WTF? Seriously, whoever designed this needs to be smacked for such stupidity. Once the window opens up, you start to notice the huge amount of laaaag when moving your cursor across the links at the top. Wow, I'm just moving my freaking mouse across the top bar. And it's not like it's some awesome OMGWTFBBQ!!?1?! special effects...the background just turns red ::incredulous::. Not only that, I peek at my CPU utilization: 100% (I have a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 + 1.2GB Fast DDR RAM (Corsair XMS (Yes, this is excessive usage of nested parens (Blame SNE)))). Goodness gracious, it seems like they expect all their users to have dual core Opterons with 4GB of RAM and an Nvidia 7800GT to be able to view their site.
Once I get onto the TSX subsection, I get more the same; my CPU utilization is insanely high for some stupid ass leaf falling effects. I just want to look at pictures of the car, damn it. Stop torturing me!
Okay, I just needed to vent and get that off my chest. Seriously, I don't understand the concept of using Flash to structure content. It's just plain stupid to me...