I know that flash seems appealing, but we have found out in our web business, which we are now hosting over 500 websites, that the ones we designed with flash are the least visited websites, their traffic numbers run about 35% less than any other website we have designed or host, the problem seems to be the loading times and the various versions of flash floating around, flash is a media type that was actually designed to run off of CD then ported to the web and unfortunately over 50% of the current internet users are still on some type of dial up account, which does not handle the big downloads very easy, in addition if they have to update a version of flash, then you have added to their download times, spiders do not normally index flash sites.

Just my observations from the various companies we have designed websites for.

Dave Parker