Flash is an amazing authoring environment, able to combine both artistic creativity and sophisticated mathematical programming skills. At it simplest, Flash let you draw stuff using a rather clever use of vector graphics that can scale gracefully to any resolution, and it also has incredible depth that lets those wanted to challenge their skills to explore the world of Actionscripting to bring high levels of interactivity to the objects it creates.
One great example of this dual personality that Flash has is shown in this amazing animated page I discovered while browsing Michael Cridland’s class blog site. Check it out… sure, it’s purely entertainment value but it’s very cool.
Of course, for a more corporate use of Flash, you can’t go past Inside the House, a wonderful virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House. Although this site has been around for a few years now, I think it’s a good use of Flash that goes beyond just using Flash for entertainment value and makes good use of interactivity to meet a corporate purpose.
What other cool, but useful, sites have you found that use Flash? Tell me about them in the comments…