Joel makes a good point: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/01/12.html
Yes, if you look at Flash 10 install panels .... it is simpler, clear, short, rather nice colors.
ans personnally I just dislike this orange java stuff.
Orange scares people : In street Orange is jusr before the RED sign : a waring.
People are a bit scared of orange.
And yes all this verbose text is really crap.
Just say : "Better web with java".
I think the orange is quite fine and the animation is quite nice. That being said, I believe it isn't appropriate for Java applets. Applets shouldn't act as billboards for Java or Sun. They should focus on ease-of-use first, brand building last. The reason the current animation is problematic is because it draws user attention to the loading process as if their whole world revolved around Java.
Applets are a means to an end, not an end in their own right.
The current animation should be replaced with something "softer" that integrated better into the page and doesn't draw attention to the underlying technology being used. Trust me, if you build killer applications companies will go out of their way to find out what technology you used, there is no need to broadcast it.
Yes it is. And it's the same point you, me and a million others have made to no avail...
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