Flash

Flash Satay Not Read by JAWS

Andrew Kirkpatrick and Bob Regan at Macromedia tested these popular alternative Flash plugin detection techniques developed to avoid XHTML validation issues that occur otherwise with Flash’s default plugin detection method. Drew’s Flash Satay, Bobby’s UFO, Geoff’s Flash Object and Ian’s Nested Object Method were tested on different browsers.

As Bob says, I personally prefer the Nested Object Method because it steers clear of JavaScript which means it will run universally, whether or not JavaScript is enabled on a user’s machine or not.

Thesis: Designing Stand-alone Flash websites according to Usability, Accessibility & Searchability Aspects- A Critical analysis leading to the Formulation of a Development Cycle

View or download my thesis (that topped the batch with a 2.1 on the Middlesex scale) in Pdf or Word format . My thesis topic was “Designing stand-alone Flash websites according to usability, accessibility and searchability aspects- A critical analysis leading to the formulation of a development cycle“.

You can view my thesis if you like. Here’s 26,500 words of some useful and some, maybe not so useful content.

Title
Designing Stand-alone Flash websites according to Usability, Accessibility and Searchability Aspects- A Critical analysis leading to the Formulation of a Development Cycle

Abstract
The hypothesis of my research states, “It is possible to create stand-alone Flash websites for front-end presentation while maximising its degree of usability, accessibility and searchability.”

Applying SSM (Soft Systems Methodology) as a research approach to the ’soft’ problem identified of stand-alone Flash websites not being designed according to important success factors such as usability, accessibility and searchability aspects despite Macromedia Flash’s capability to do so, and using website evaluation and document review as primary and secondary data collection methods whose critical analysis leads the thesis to end with the creation of a development cycle that aids in the effective and efficient construction of stand-alone Flash websites optimized in usability, accessibility and searchability aspects without sacrificing visual creativity or making the process extraneously tedious.

Download/ view thesis
Designing Stand-alone Flash websites according to Usability, Accessibility and Searchability Aspects (Word doc, 1.3 MB)

Designing Stand-alone Flash websites according to Usability, Accessibility and Searchability Aspects (Acrobat/ PDF, 2.5 MB)

PS: Now that it’s over, I’d like to suggest anybody who has to write one to actually start your thesis when your professor asks you to, not late like I did, it’s not that you won’t be able to finish it then but its just must better if you keep progressing evenly without having to go crazy towards the end and really have to compromise on chilling out.