Hello Richard! After viewing your site, these are the things that I noticed! My access to the Internet is Broadband and the page was not terribly slow for me to load, but pretty sure that if a person that was on dial-up would have to wait a while for the flash or graphic to load (but that is fine). The flash design is excellent though!
Secondly, the menu buttons on the home page was confusing at first to me. I was expecting to be taken to a different page, but noticed that your graphic changes and displays the respective info (very creative). The quick link menu is nicely done (extremely well)! Excellent site design and content!
The Flash is indeed very slow to load on dialup (at least 2 mins). You might want to offer a lower quality version for 56k users and offer them the chance to choose which. Also remember that some visitors won't have Flash installed and may require an alternative text menu.
Thank you for your replies and comments.
I think you are both right with the flash loading too slow! I will submit a question to the flash pages how to make the flash part smaller. The problem i noticed that when i made the flash smaller that the picture quality just dropped dramatcally and hence made the overall front page look a little unprofessional, also I'm not really a bg fan of making the visitor have to choose low or high bandwidth right from the beginning on.
Does anybody have some suggestions on achieving the flash without having to ask for low or high bandwidth?
Maybe somebody knows of a java-script that can detect that?
Thanks for the interest and advice,
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