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Should a Flex Blog in Flex?

Posted by Charles | November 27, 2007 .

Eat your own dog food, that’s what people like to say. But I don’t think most people do, or should do, only because dog food is for dog. For example, the Flex blog from Adam Dyson is actually a Flex application. It’s neat, elegant and serves the purpose as a blog. However, there are more to it for a blog.

Things you need consider are how you would generate RSS feed, comments, etc. Even though Google or other search engines supposedly can index Flash, I don’t think Flash is a good way for SEO (search engine optimization). Then, how people find your posts if it can’t be searched effectively. Not mention the other factors such as putting AdSense on the site.

As a student, Adam Dyson did a super job demonstrating RIA technology by putting up a Flex blog in Flex. It just makes me think that developing a technology and applying a technology are very different things.

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9 Comments so far
  1. Tony Fendall  November 27, 2007 3:01 pm

    As always, the best developers are the ones who choose to be agnostic with technology, and simply use the best tool for the job

  2. Dreamer  November 27, 2007 8:58 pm

    There is another blog based-on Flex

    http://www.keaura.com/blog/

    Peter Ent built it long ago.

  3. Todd  November 29, 2007 6:32 am

    Definitely NOT. Blogs present writing content to users to read. There isn’t enough interaction required to involve Flex or Flash. This is a bad idea. Indexing, url managment, etc aren’t natural from within Flex/Flash. Why ruin the document of the Internet?

    Like Tony says above, best tools for the job.

    Now, on the other hand, a blog management tool is right up Flex’s alley, or even AIR if you want some online support.

    Being a Flex person, someone using Flex to present a blog makes me cringe.

  4. flexy  March 31, 2008 4:06 pm

    Check another FLEX blog: flexylog.com!

  5. Flex programmers  October 18, 2008 11:41 am

    hey

    Really nice tips!

    will try to keep it in my mind

    thanks!

  6. Anonymous  January 22, 2009 11:07 pm

    ewewrewr

  7. Hire Flex developer  May 27, 2009 12:27 am

    Good post

  8. Greg  August 22, 2009 8:44 am

    I made my blog in flex in ONE WEEK and it works with SEO…

  9. David Marques  September 18, 2009 11:44 am

    very nice 😀

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