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Coolness Has its Price

Seven reasons to avoid using Flash on your website

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This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

There's no doubt about it: Websites designed in Flash are cool. They're animated, interactive, multimedia eye candy. You see it, and you want it. Unfortunately, coolness has a price, and if a web designer sells you on Flash, you will be paying that price from Day One and for every second your site is live.

Here's a breakdown of the costs of incorporating Flash in your website design and user interface:

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