Question: Java Applets and Flash in Menus
Hi Doug -
I am really unsure about using a Java applet for my menu or if I should go with flash. The problem is if some one doesn't have Java, he won't be able to navigate the web-site at all. I don't want people to have to upload something they may not want. I don't think Microsoft includes the Java with their software, so I'm not sure if it's wise. Do you think I would be much better off with Flash
The second issue is this: few visitors will wait more than a few seconds for a page to load (I’m not sure what the current average is, but it used to be that the average visitor would leave if a page wasn’t fully loaded within 5 or 6 seconds, and in these days of high speed connections, the average is probably even lower). I suspect you’ll find that, if your navigation bar doesn’t appear fairly quickly, visitors won’t wait along even that long.