5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2007 2:28 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Where are my pages in Map View?

    Hugh Anderson
      Hi,

      I am somewhat of a newbie as far as DW is concerned. I have created my first site using Flash CS3, and although there are over 20 pages, when I look at the Map View in DW CS3 all is see is the index.html page, with the home.html page staggered off of it, and no other pages.

      I am unsure as to whether this will effect search engine results. Is it important that this Map View be sorted out, and if so, any ideas where I have went wrong?

      Thank you in advance.

      Hugh
        • 1. Re: Where are my pages in Map View?
          Level 7
          You have just empirically discovered one of the major disadvantages to
          building an all-flash site. The links cannot be found. Search engines have
          the same problem. This means that in the absence of redundant, HTML only,
          links, your site will not be indexed by search engines, and will be totally
          inaccessible to those using any screen assistive devices, as well as to
          those who choose not to install the Flash player for whatever reason.

          Thus - what you see in the Map view is all you will ever see on an all-Flash
          site without this redundant navigation.

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          "Hugh Anderson" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi,
          >
          > I am somewhat of a newbie as far as DW is concerned. I have created my
          > first
          > site using Flash CS3, and although there are over 20 pages, when I look at
          > the
          > Map View in DW CS3 all is see is the index.html page, with the home.html
          > page
          > staggered off of it, and no other pages.
          >
          > I am unsure as to whether this will effect search engine results. Is it
          > important that this Map View be sorted out, and if so, any ideas where I
          > have
          > went wrong?
          >
          > Thank you in advance.
          >
          > Hugh
          >


          • 2. Re: Where are my pages in Map View?
            Level 7
            On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:58:16 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
            <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

            >You have just empirically discovered one of the major disadvantages to
            >building an all-flash site. The links cannot be found. Search engines have
            >the same problem. This means that in the absence of redundant, HTML only,
            >links, your site will not be indexed by search engines, and will be totally
            >inaccessible to those using any screen assistive devices, as well as to
            >those who choose not to install the Flash player for whatever reason.

            ...not to mention the millions who use Flash Block.
            >
            >Thus - what you see in the Map view is all you will ever see on an all-Flash
            >site without this redundant navigation.

            • 3. Re: Where are my pages in Map View?
              Hugh Anderson Level 1
              ah, the plot thickens. I just read an article explaining how Google can now read Flash content. The lack of info in my Map view made me wonder if DW could not read it but perhaps Google could. Here is the article:

              http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/flash.html

              Maybe I would be better offering both an html and a Flash option in my index page?
              I appreciate you taking the time to reply.

              Hugh
              • 4. Re: Where are my pages in Map View?
                Level 7
                Of course that is yet another reason not to use all-flash pages in DW, since
                DW cannot then manage the links to those pages.

                Personally, I wouldn't encourage, suggest, or even entertain the notion of
                continuing in this direction.

                > Maybe I would be better offering both an html and a Flash option in my
                > index
                > page?

                And double your work effort? Nut it out and just go for an HTML version....

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                "Hugh Anderson" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > ah, the plot thickens. I just read an article explaining how Google can
                > now
                > read Flash content. The lack of info in my Map view made me wonder if DW
                > could
                > not read it but perhaps Google could. Here is the article:
                >
                > http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/flash.html
                >
                > Maybe I would be better offering both an html and a Flash option in my
                > index
                > page?
                > I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
                >
                > Hugh
                >


                • 5. Re: Where are my pages in Map View?
                  Level 7
                  On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:09:37 +0000 (UTC), "Hugh Anderson"
                  <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                  >ah, the plot thickens. I just read an article explaining how Google can now
                  >read Flash content. The lack of info in my Map view made me wonder if DW could
                  >not read it but perhaps Google could. Here is the article:
                  >
                  > http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/flash.html
                  >
                  > Maybe I would be better offering both an html and a Flash option in my index
                  >page?
                  > I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
                  >
                  > Hugh

                  I am amazed about once a month when I run into an all-Flash site that
                  has good ranking and junk html. Strange things happen, but I wouldn't
                  be my business on it happening to me unless I was one heck of a Flash
                  God.