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How may we avoid the intro?

Anyway, back to avoiding intros. You may find that most of the time, a good solution to the loader problem is to stream a stylish animation of your sites' GUI components (including logos). Build it fast (not too many frames) and lean (not too many bytes). It will impress site visitors with a "less is more" approach while actually providing a useful service: animating the construction during the file download phase. Magicians do this all the time. They wave one hand in the air saying "Look at me, look at me," while the other hand is busy supporting the illusion.

It must be quick, though, otherwise it will get tedious for the viewer to watch animations every time they go to your site. We will develop a piece of code for this later. It will detect if enough of the SWF file has loaded so that you may play an alternate animation, or simply jump to a fully constructed page.

The added bonus is that if the build animation is quick enough, when your visitors subsequently return, the GUI build (our non-intro) shouldn't have enough time to annoy anyone!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-01-08
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Tim is a co-director of the Glasson Murray Group, providing quality graphic design, illustration, 3D visualisation, interactive environments, virtual reality, multimedia and website services.
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