Here's the latest regarding the BBC Jam website:
I decided to give it another go on 24 February. On accessing the site I was
informed that my Flash player was out of date (I had Version 7.0
installed), so I clicked on the pop-up to download and install Version 8.0.
Flash 8.0, when installed, causes Internet Explorer 6.0 to display an error
message and crash every time I access any Web page that uses Flash. A
Google search revealed that this is a widespread problem and that solving
it is not that easy. For the time being I have had to uninstall Flash 8.0
in order to be able to use my browser efficiently.
The moral: Intro screens using Flash with menus bobbing up and down may
look jazzy but may be excluding users who have experienced the same problem
as I have. Keep it Simple, Stupid! (KISS!)
Anyway, I have more important things to do. I won't be around much as from
28 Feb, due to a forthcoming operation, followed by 7-14 days in hospital.
Emeritus Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning
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