This is an interesting development. However, Flash is so often slow in loading and rendering. If they were just using it for the database sharing and not filled with animations, it might work well. But, like so many Flash applications – they fill it with animations. I have to admit that it is cool and has a ‘funky’ appeal.
However, PHP/MySQL CMS applications render ‘soooo’ much quicker. With fancy ‘.css’ you could mimic the look – to some extent – absent the animations.
The demo is ‘agonizingly‘ clunky and slow. But, still worth a look. ego7.net community
Perhaps this is a good example of ‘flash and glitz’ over value.
Ang’l, a Belgian based advertising/interactive agency, has implemented EGO7’s CMSmx (Flash content management solution) for JBC, the 90-store clothing chain based in Belgium and Netherlands. CMSmx has enabled Ang’l to deliver to their client, an all-Flash content management system that non-technical personnel at Ang’l and JBC can use to update and program content.
Currently, JBC site offers a complete catalogue for their Fall Line, which can be easily updated seasonally by the client and by Ang’l. By offering a customizable solution to update styles, navigation and image updates, JBC have the flexibility needed to deliver new content more efficiently to its customers. Using CMSmx custom templating tools the site appears both in French and Dutch language.