I don’t care for Flash sites anyway because, among other reasons, the content isn’t searchable and the entire experience is somehow less interactive. They also encourage too much lower-case flash. Look at the websites of many prominent architects in Mérida. You are forced to sit through music and dancing graphics
when all you want to do is page through a portfolio. When a photo pops up, there’s no navigation. You have to close the photo and find your place again. The intention is elegance, the result is frustration.
On the iPad, the sites aren’t visible at all. It was a conscious decision over at Apple to be incompatible with that particular technology.
Now web designers have to decide if the graphic control they get with Flash is worth shutting out iPad users, who statistics show are much more poised to make purchases than other web surfers. Also consider that users want to flip through images efficiently and not endure tedious FX while one photo transitions to the next.
So I’m asking the architects of Merida to understand information design as well as you understand how to design a house. Keep it simple. A simple Facebook album has better navigation controls than most Flash portfolios.