1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 6, 2010 1:53 PM by Nancy OShea

    Making a Splash Page

    Kyser_Photo

      I am wanting to make a splash page on my main domain name that can redirect to several other flash template websites, each having a different domain name. I am wondering if Dreamweaver can do this.

       

      I am a photographer and want the visitor to decide which category he wants to view, for example weddings, seniors, children, newborns and each one linking ot a seperate flash template website having its own theme.

       

      I will probably also build a non flash website for mobile devices and dial up.

      I now own the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production CS4.

       

      Thanks for any information.

        • 1. Re: Making a Splash Page
          Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I am wanting to make a splash page on my main domain name that can redirect to several other flash template websites, each having a different domain name. I am wondering if Dreamweaver can do this.

           

           

          A Redirect (aka 301 "permanently moved" redirect) can only forward to one URL.  A reason for using a 301 redirect would be if your web site changed domain names or if you deleted or moved pages on your site.

           

          I don't favor Splash pages because I think they're a waste of precious real estate.  The most important page on your site is your main domain's index page.  If you leave it empty, you're wasting an opportunity to get noticed by search engines.

           

          Similarly, Flash driven sites don't get noticed by search engines because they can't read Flash content.  And Flash sites pose usability problems for people/devices that can't support Flash Player.

           

          My advice is to create the majority of your web pages in HTML.  Include plenty of keyword rich content on the main domain's index page.  Provide thumbnails and text links with absolute URLs to your various sub-sites (eg: http://your-subsite.com).  Instead of Flash, you can use jQuery or JavaScripted slideshows or photo galleries to showcase your products.

           

          57 Image Gallery, Lightbox and Slideshow solutions

          http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/resources/57-free-image-gallery-slideshow-and-lightbox-solut ions/

           

          Good luck with your project.

           

          Nancy O.
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