|No Not this Flash...He's cool , though!|
Before I google let me explain what Flash is to those who are techie challenged to know what Flash does for you.
Adobe Flash (formerly SmartSketch FutureSplash, FutureSplash Animator and Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for "Rich Internet Applications" ("RIAs").(from Wiki)A dead give away that a website is Flash is that it has to load. [click here to Prism Girl] an awesome graphic flash page, but it is a bit confusing where it goes. Click around. And enjoy the pic.
Click here to see the Lego Interactive site.
You perchance have dived into the Virtual Dumpster and have been pleased to see a graphic website that uses Flash. Harry Potter used some Flash and some rock bands use flash. This design studio has an awesome title screen [click here]
Creatica is a website that has lists of examples in the newest creation you can [click here] to see the pages of flash websites they have collected.
I googled "flash interactive" and got About 147,000,000 results (0.12 seconds)
The first result leads you to one of my favorite old school sites Albino Blacksheep that has a broad library of flash and interactive flash. Below is a cool embed of a zoom interactive flash and there are more way cool ones there, so check them out. YouTube has some videos of this with different songs using this, but I want you to check out the mouse interaction.
Click on the text that says "Click to Start". Hold the mouse on the center with the left button held down drag up for forward zoom or back for backward zoom.
Here is a link that give you a virtual tour of the new money from $5 to $100 [click here] it is cool you can maginfy, and shine light on it.
And the best for last:
- THE SISTINE CHAPEL FLASH INTERACTIVE 360 TOUR!!!
- THE LOUVRE MUSEUM 360 TOUR
- VIRTUAL TOURS LOCATIONS MENU
Some users feel that Flash enriches their web experience (like me), while others find the extensive use of Flash animation, particularly in advertising, intrusive and annoying, giving rise to a cottage industry that specializes in blocking Flash content. Flash has also been criticized for adversely affecting the usability of web pages. (again from wiki)
Have a great 4th Of July Weekend!!