The website of Rafael Viñoly boasts the benefits of pure Flash, but that has drawbacks too

Webmaster’s verdict

This site,, serves great as an online portfolio with all the info you could ever need on Rafael Viñoly including projects, awards and news on the practice. The site is smooth, pretty and puts a face on the company thanks to a feature allowing you to see and email the people that work there. is a pure Flash website, which when executed properly is great for aesthetics. However, pure Flash means search engines like Google can only index the home page title and description, and nothing else. Accessibility is also an issue as screen readers for the blind are unable to read the content. What’s more, it disables the second most important navigation tool after hyperlinks – the back button.

Vital statistics

1,119,364th most popular site on the internet globally, as ranked by web information company Alexa

Google ranking 7/10 - This ranking indicates how important it is to other sites that link to it

Inbound links Google 108

Yahoo 1,790 - This shows how many pages Yahoo and Google say link to the site

Indexed pages Google 50, Yahoo 25 - This shows how many pages on the site have been recorded by Google and Yahoo