I am not sure what is going in the tiny little design mind I have. it wasn't more than a few weeks ago that I was talking about how I was using powerpoint again. I have justified that to myself as a very necessary evil, as part of teaching.today I had a productive 2 hour meeting concerning a website design project that I have been working on for a while. I left the meeting having agreed to create a splash/entry page probably using flash, though I will have a think about that.
a few years ago I would have refused to even consider such a thing!
all the usability studies suggest that these pages detract even alienate visitors but I am think perhaps not now, with better internet connections and faster processors perhaps now is the time to revisit preconceived ideas and do it properly, that or I have just gone a little mad!