Topic: What are the drawbacks of using flash in website?
Kindly tell me the drawbacks of flash website.
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Kindly tell me the drawbacks of flash website.
A few of the major drawbacks would be that Flash doesn't always work well on user's systems, if you don't know Flash you cannot alter anything later and search engines don't read flash, which can make it difficult for them to rank your website properly.
Another really big one is that Apple tablets and phones can't view it. Even Android tablets that can view it suffer from massive battery drain while using Flash. While Flash is super easy to develop, HTML5 is definitely a better route to go. Every modern browser and device is capable of displaying it.
There are many drawbacks to using flash to build a site. Some of them are as follows:
Browsers don't display Flash natively - they need a plugin.
Accessibility - screen readers generally can't access them and the browser Back Button doesn't work with flash pages.
Search engines - No alt text and other text is mostly not available (Though Google can now parse some text in flash)
Bulk & speed - Flash sites generally need to fully download before they can be used, they are generally highly graphical and bulkier than HTML websites resulting in much slower experience for the end user
Flash blockers - Many people install FlashBlock addons to prevent flash advertising etc when they surf.
Flash Websites tend to take longer to load than those that do not. If your Website takes too long to load, you may lose potential visitors. Also, big disadvantage is the requirement of a flash player to be installed for watching flash movies. If the player is not installed the user will experience certain inconveniences, as he will be encouraged to click on the link to flash player download page.
1. Information embedded in Flash is often invisible to search engines.
2. Website reporting on Flash navigation is problematic and cumbersome.
3. Flash breaks web usability standards.
4. Lack of consistent cross platform support.
5. Code embedding Flash objects doesn’t pass w3c validation.
6. Some users disable Flash to avoid flash based advertising.
7. Website updates continually require Flash skills.
8. Flash breaks Search Engine Site Previews.
Last edited by jeffreydominic (2012-08-24 08:06:35)
According to SEO purpose flash website can not be read by the search engine and also it increases the loading time so flash website is not preferred.
Flash website takes times to load as it file size is quite large. This is will lead for negative impact on search engine ranking. And user also lost interest in visiting the web site again.
Flash technology is a poor choice for most commercial web sites. A proprietary technology, Flash breaks most web standards and conventions. While Flash sites are generally beautiful to look at, the fail to meet a number of minimum criteria for business-oriented websites.
The more you add flash the contents the more it gets slower. A site can get affected in many ways depending on the speed of loading
their are some drawbacks of using flash website.
some are the topic or list which are the disadvantage of using flash website:>
1. flash website want plugin to install.
2. Accessibility and Usability are Impaired
3. Most Mobiles Can´t Read Flash
4. Longer Loading Time
5. Flash does Not Display in Search Engine Previews.
these are the some bad factors which provide the flash website not effective.
Problem with using Flash is that it makes it difficult to optimize for search engines. In fact, some search engines cannot read any text that is created with Flash. As a result, using flash may result in a decrease in search engine ranking because the search engine spiders will not be able to crawl over the essential keywords that have been written in Flash.
If you used flash in your website than search engine doesn't crawl it properly.
Flash is good for the Designing point of view because it looks good, but it is not good for Seo because search engine doesn't read flash.
It takes time to load the website & Search engines also can't read Flash files.
Search engines crawl text, not Flash intros and banners. It’s tough to get an all-Flash website to rank high in search engines. Search engines have problems indexing images, even text rendered as an image. HTML pages get indexed in search engines like Google while Flash pages do not. This is a major reason not to use Flash.
text is better than flash in website, if we want to create a site seo friendly than we should avoid flash.
There are some common drawbacks of using flash -
Speed & Bandwidth Limitations
Flash applications are usually large and as a result slowdown the speed to download the page. Internet savy's are impatient they like to browse faster
Search engines don't like flash
plug-in required for flash
Many people don't like Flash pages
Search Engine doesn't like flash, so we should avoid flash in websites.
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