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12 April 2008 @ 10:56 am
A suggestion  
This is for any company with a Multimedia Extravaganza(tm) for a website. Not just as an intro video, or as part of a side-menu, but for their entire site. My suggestion to you is; why stop there?

I mean look, your customers may still be getting useful information about you by calling your company. You remember phones, right? That stodgy IVR system you have? Picture this! A customer calls, perhaps in search of locations where they may buy your product.

"Thank you for calling OCP. We value your business! You are walking through a forest. Ahead of you, a light flickers among the trees."
"Press 1 to draw your sword."
"Press 2 to turn back."
"Press 3 call out to the light."
"You have selected 1. As you unsheathe your blade, the light emerges from the trees. It turns out to be a torch, wielded by a kobold! He turns toward you, seeing your weapon at the ready. His face curls into a menacing snarl."
"Press 1 to attack."
"Press 2 to attempt parley."
"Press 3 to flee."
"You have requested Operator Assistance. The Operator bursts from the nearby trees, and is quickly slain by the kobold."
Current Mood: dorkydorky
The clearest night is the coldest.octantis on April 12th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
"It is dark. Please stay on the line, and our next available grue will eat you."
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on April 12th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Now now. If you're really calling OCP, you need to be brought into role-playing game set in a quasidystopian future Detroit where you stand even odds of getting wasted by ED-209 at any given menu...
The clearest night is the coldest.octantis on April 12th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Brendan: ED-209roho on April 12th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Feren: ashryn-deviousferen on April 13th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)

I really do.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on April 13th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
*confronts you with stairs*
Bitey thing. Rar.: normalloboguara on April 14th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
It is possible to use Flash in a way that creates clean, vector art interfaces that load in less than a second.

However, there's lots of BAD Flash designers out there.

If a site shows "Loading 9388482K Please Wait", it's a Bad Designer who needs to be pounded with a web usability book until they see pretty hex color codes.