we got rid of our Flash-animated snail
I spent ages mastering
Macromedia Flash in order to make the animation which used to be on the first
page of this site (and which now appears below).
It looked pretty. I was
quite proud of it. So why is it now banished to this apology page?
The answer is, quite simply:
it was no use to anybody.
Web users hate stuff that
gets in the way of the proper content. I certainly never, ever wait to look at
an animation myself, if there is a way of skipping past it. So why should anyone
It had to go, then. But
here it is for posterity. (You'll have to scroll down until it's in the middle
of the screen):