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    I want to add some interactive games to my site. We are considering running a contest for the first couple of games. Anyone interested? Give me a little feedback please.

    Flash or Java? Which is better for load times, graphics, and playability(is that a word)

    Heres the site... www.Ivewon.com

    You can email me from there.

    Design was by www.Devstorm.com

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    This is one place where I would recommend Flash. Java just isn't modem friendly.

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    Although most sites with games use Java currently I think Flash is better. Faster loading and better graphic/sound capabilities...

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    Im just curious, being one of the few netscape users still. (yes i use IE also)


    did the team that developed your site view it thru Netscape?

    or have you personally?


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    No I havent.... Please tell me how does it look?

    Is this easily fixed?

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    Easily fixed would be for someone else to answer. i feel im not experienced enough to give advice/input.

    but it looks like the tables are just being displayed wrong in netscape.

    also the colors chosen for the site (mainly blue) dont blend as well as they do in IE. So the rounded corner graphics and nested table images are "visable"

    perhaps someone else will jump in here and tell you what can be done to fix it all?

    Also to anyone else reading... im trying to learn about this my very self... how can i find the colors that are viewed best across browsers?

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    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    I would prefer Flash, since it's fast and doesn't consume much memory like Java applets! I sometimes got "illegal action" after loading several java applets. But not with Flash

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    Flash has been developed for the www so it is definately the thing to use when making games. Although I'd like to comment on the the first post that Flash takes a lot of Ranomly Accessed Memory too. But it is faster loading (streaming media) and has good compression (small file size).

    But unfortunately making games in Flash4 is abolutely not that easy. I would recommend to wait untill Flash5 (which is released I think but I'm not sure) because it uses JavaScript instead of ActionScript. On the other hand less users will be able to see your animation because everyone has to have the latest plug in to view it.

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