4 comments | Posted: 10 August 06 in Featured, by Nathan Smith
Do you know what happens when a notorious all-Flash shop makes accessibility a priority? Good things, that’s what. The dynamic duo of Phil “kob” Coffman (Flash wizard) and Ryan “tank” Hargrave (PHP guru) of Intereactive have done yet another slick looking church site, this time with all the trimmings of CSS, while still encorporating the animated flair that has become their signature.
This is a very nice site that features tasteful use of Flash while still taking accessibility into account. The look and feel is very clean. At first, the color saturation put me off a bit, but after browsing the site for awhile, it sort of grew on me. I think the color choice is bold, yet makes an impact without being overwhelming. I like that they feature diversity in the choices of photography, a key tenet of the kingdom of God. I also dig the icons in the menu, as well as the bevel effect of the mouseover. Below the menu is a sweet JS form that appears, letting people invite their friends via email, directly from the site.
noscript tags, so that the user still gets a comparable experience with JS turned off. A tutorial on that can be seen on Maratz.com, ironically first used on the site for a game called Hellgate.
Altogether though, this site is exemplary in attention to graphical detail. I am also thrilled to see two guys embrace web standards who in the past made Flash their bread and butter. This is a testimony to the fact that the two are not mutually exclusive, and in fact can co-exist to make a terrific experience.
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