Should I use Flex to make a front-end for a job board?

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Should I use Flex to make a front-end for a job board?

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As mentioned “the front end interface” is essentially the whole site. Find out from the programmer where a user will navigate to another page, because my thought from your description is “you won’t”. Is this an internal job board just for your company to list available positions? If so, it’s probably okay. Not great, but… okay. Kind of slow and awkward. Google will have a hard time with it and unless you take extraordinary steps people won’t be able to link directly to a job posting (ugh). Does your company have accessibility guidelines that it has to follow on its site? In that case it can be a bit of a trick to meet them in Flash. If it’s a job collection board like a Monster.com then it’s a bad idea without putting a lot of effort into it, which it sounds like exactly what you don’t want to do. Search engines have a hard time crawling Flash pages, and so do advertisers. Again, it’s hard to link directly to a posting which is annoying for everyone. If a person is supposed to submit

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My guess is HTML/CSS/Javascript is best, but for the record, you CAN make bookmarking and forward/back buttons work with Flash/Flex. People just don’t bother to do it most of the time. Flex makes Flash movies (SWFs). The best argument to use it isn’t speedy development. (It’s not all that much faster than AJAX, if you know what you’re doing with standard technology and use good libraries, such as jquery.) The reason to use Flex is because you want to create an experience that involves something Flash does better than Javascript, e.g. play movies and sound, run animations, etc.

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