Flash Web pages are almost perfect

Paul Murphy’s article Far From Perfect (DW 4 June) is surely a wind-up. Why else would a such a well respected design magazine publish such drivel about Macromedia Flash? This package is making the Web a more beautiful, interesting and faster place, while also allowing Web designers easier access to the online arena. Independent research (King, Brown & Partners, February) has shown that three in four Web browsers are able to see Macromedia Flash movies immediately (http://www-euro.macromedia.com/software/flash/survey/main.html), and that nearly 146 million Internet users have downloaded the plug-in. In any case, why would you just want to read about Paul Oakenfold’s music when you can actually hear it? Andrew Massey andrew@navyblue.com

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