Hi Jim,Just curious as to whether asnyone is using these folks for hosting and templates...and if so...opinions?
Your comments are interesting.
A friend recently set up his site there and I thought that the interface was rather uncluttered and easy....I'm just concerned that the site is flashed base as I know I personally hate waiting for those types of sites to load.
I'll have to look at their demos....I had only checked out my buddies site.
I hate flash - it is pretty - looks great the first time you go to a site, but it is so slow that I hardly ever want to go back. Flash in itself is slow, but there is also the several levels most of the sites have to get to the galleries.Just curious as to whether anyone is using these folks for hosting and templates...and if so...opinions?
I signed up for a trail to see how easy it was, the site layouts are very nice, the menu system is preety good for altering your gallery, however there are only a few templates at the moment which limits your creativity in comparision to other examples on there site.Actually, I never learned flash. The question then has to do with sites like this one Jim is interested in. Can you "simplify" it so that it runs quickly or do you have to use one of their templates?
Don't know. It really depends on how "smart" they are. For the photo flash sites I have built I put all of the images (that is what makes a flash file heavy and slow) outside of the flash itself (and to make it even quicker I preload all the images into the browser cache). Not saying I am smart, just wanted to make my sites as fast as possible. I can update via ftp (replace generically named images). I doubt that most of the pre-built sites go to that extent (after all most are pretty simple apps. None of that really helps solve the pre-built hosted image company problems and their flash template behavior, but reality is that flash itself isn't really the bottleneck it is how it has been coded.Actually, I never learned flash. The question then has to do with sites like this one Jim is interested in. Can you "simplify" it so that it runs quickly or do you have to use one of their templates?