It depends on who created the flash file, it all comes down to the designer. It`s distracting? Come on now! are you that easily distracted? This is what I don`t understand about folks these days. They are easily distracted by a simple flash animation.
I wonder how people cope with distractions these days, if you drive you have distractions on the road all the time!.. you have people walking, cars driving faster than you, air planes flying. My question to you is? Are you easily distracted, that you can`t follow the text on a web site? Or is that something that is common to say these days "it is to distracting".
I think if you`re easily distracted it`s more of a psychological issue than a web browsing issue.
I think what needs to be done is, decensitize everyone and make them understand that change is good and that technology is changing every day and it is not going to stop for anyone.
As to boytrades site, I would make some immediate changes to get the site up to date before he starts on his SEO venture.
Boytrade, this is what you need to do in the following days to come:
1. Lower the resolution on all your images and clean them up some of them look distorted.
3. Currently you are using "Chinese simplified encoding [GB2312]" try using Western European or UTF-8 encoding. TAKE A LOOK: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=gb2312" />
Boytrade, there are lots of things you can do and try to fix the site. Try a different econding method.. Go with regular UTF-8 or Transitional //EN
See if that helps, another reason why it might run slower is the encoding, most people use transitional EN or Western and people might not be aware if there computer supports suck encoding method and that is why it might be taking longer to load.
This is just a suggestion.
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