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One Web Designer’s Thoughts on Flash: Approach With Caution

These days, the web is full of talk about how to provide the best user experience and functionality in a project. And, inevitably, the question always arises whether or not to utilize Flash in web design. And in all the madness, I couldn’t let another week go by without pitching in my two cents, both for the benefits of my clients and fellow web designers alike.

My thoughts here are in no way meant to reflect the feelings of the majority of web designers today, though I’m sure many share them. And, I have not always held the same feelings about Flash that I do now. But, in the wake of current web standards, mobile optimization and wide-reaching searchability, I think that the use of Flash as the all-inclusive solution for a web site is on the way out, and fast.

Getting the Most Out of Google Without Spending a Dime

Its pretty common knowledge nowadays that achieving top SEO rankings can take a long time and become a real hassle. But, how do web designers expect to reach those coveted placements when seemingly everyone is fighting for them? There are certainly some ‘easy fixes’ to be found, but many will result in getting your site banned from Google and promoting bad general web practices. And, sure, you could shell out a ton of cash to search engine advertising programs– but they only work for the engine you submit to. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best ways to improve your site’s organic ranking on Google without breaking the bank… or your reputation.