10 Most Beautiful Websites Made In Flash – Part 1
Flash technology saw a major boom in the web development arena in the last few years. Flash offers rich features which is the primary reason for its popularity, allow developers to be more creative and gives the user a great browsing experience. Let’s take a look at some of the most gorgeous Flash websites over the internet. But take caution in using the web browser. I use Firefox to view these pages as the plug-ins are readily available.
1. Nike Air
The power of Flash is imminent in this amazing website which presents some beautiful effects that feel great to the eye. Although the brand name is very popular but you still can’t take the credit away from the web developer who has got together a number of things so neatly and not to forget the embedded video in it. So whether you want to shop or choose just to browse, the joy is all yours!
2. We Choose the Moon
Here is another great advert for Flash technology. Not only the visual effects are beautiful but the accompanying audio also truly complements the purpose of the website. This site relates to marking the 40th anniversary of humans landing on moon. The color combination is simple yet elegant. Don’t forget to launch the space shuttle before leaving the website.
3. Agency Net 2.0
To tell you the truth I started liking it before it completely loaded – by watching the numbers that were continuously popping up and not only that but the feeling that I could actually lead the navigation strip myself. If I could invent a word for it, it would be “wonderful”. This website is owned by a digital agency which works in marketing, management and services. The awesome idea of showing up a corporate setting and making it navigational would never have been possible this way.
4. The SlowSky
This website also works on a similar note with the exception that the navigational links are showcased in the incredible interior design. They are showing a slowed down version of the website and also give the user the option to exit. The objective is to make the visitor realize that DSL internet is a requirement and they need to get ‘Comcast’ connection. Comcast’s website has also got a large Flash content.
5. GE Smart Grid
General Electric has been a forerunner in manufacturing electrical products. What the interconnected smart grid engineers and scientists are perceiving in the future is aptly shown on this website full of Flash content. Fine details of the idea and the related equipment popping up leaves little for the visitor to think of and search for.
6. GTI Project
Virtual test drive of a GTI car is no more than a few clicks away. Enjoy the high resolution graphics and crisp audio quality to get a feel of real track. Get the absorbing experience of highly interactive Flash content.
7. Red Bull Soap Box Racer
Have a race against the bull in an absorbing countryside. There are options for multiple tracks and cars. The fitting sounds and music will make your experience more delightful but never forget to be thankful to the pioneers of Flash technology.
8. Get the Glass
Flash websites address every subject and there is no reason marketing should be left behind. Website owners ask visitors to play a game to get a glass full of milk. The idea is to promote the consumption of milk.
They provide some fantastic web development solutions to their customers and it is no wonder that their own website design is cool to say the least. The cause of Flash technology has also been helped a lot by their decision to go all out Flash in their website design. Yikes! Its pretty colorful!
It is a net based studio but the real functionality is not easily understandable at the first go. However, you can take a lot of ideas from the effects which you would have not seen before. Probably not a pleasant user experience but for sure there is a lot in it for web developers.
Do come back for Part 2!
Flash has taken a beating since Apple began to wage war on it. Yes there are some shortcomings with flash but no platform is perfect. You can do many things with HTML5 but you can’t do everything. Every designer needs to decide what is the right choice for each project. These are great examples of Flash being the right choice. Thanks for sharing.