Some tips from Macromedia

These tips were written for Macromedia Flash but are applicable to all Flash creation programs.

  • Remember User Goals
  • Users typically come to a site with a goal in mind. Each link and click should meet their expectations and lead them toward their goal.
  • Design for Consistency
  • Consistency in user interface is the best way to improve your site's performance.
  • Don't Overuse Animation
  • Avoid unnecessary animations. The best animations reinforce the site's goals, tell a story, or aid in navigation. Repeated animations on text-heavy pages distract the eye from the message of the page.
  • Use Sound Sparingly
  • Sound should enhance your site but not be indispensable. For example, use sound to indicate that the user has just triggered an event. Remember that sound significantly increases file size.

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