I may be fighting a losing battle against the Silverlight/Flash animation gurus. The Visual Basic Developer site on MSDN is showing off a preview of its proposed redesign.
One of the “features” is a flashing, fading, distracting, and very annoying animation at the bottom of the page. To me, this is a case of “see what great things I can do” from an animator.
Unfortunately, these moving image things set off my vertigo and I must turn away quickly.
In the debate over the redesign, one option seems to be a button to turn the motion off. I’d reverse that so that nothing moves unless I click the Play button.
I’m not sure if the VB site’s redesign is going to be adopted by MSDN in general. I certainly hope not because the content on the MSDN site is far too important to be overpowered by flashy design.
Perhaps someone has a browser plug-in that can disable the Flash and Silverlight controls on a page/site basis?