35 Professionally Made Flash Websites for Your Inspiration

Posted in Inspiration4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Since Flash came into our life, there have always been “two camps”: Flash-lovers and Flash-haters. All of the “lovers” and “haters” have their own reasons of loving or hating it.  As for me, all the disputes on this theme have no sense, until we’ve got a really worthy substitute for Flash.

There are tons of information written on the subjects “to use or not to use…”, “advantages and disadvantages…”, etc. I think it’s not the point Flash is good or bad, – it just certainly has its place – that’s it. And the “members” of the “two camps” should understand that there is nothing to argue about. If you are a photographer or designer and you need motion, interactivity, – Flash will definitely be the right choice. If you wish to express your originality, with Flash you will achieve that. But if your website is about delivering straight up information, then CSS/(X)HTML will work good for you. In other words, HTML is great for informative websites, and Flash is perfect for creating unforgettable effects.

Since I myself am a little partial to Flash, this showcase will not be devoted to “the best HTML websites”:)

The Flash websites I have selected for this post are all professionally developed; they are not only visually attractive, but are also functionally correct, load in a few seconds and disprove most of the existing mistaken opinions as for Flash that have been spread around, i.e.:

  1. All Flash websites load slowly;
  2. All Flash websites have long loading intros;
  3. It’s impossible to use SWFWheel on Flash websites;
  4. You cannot select and copy the text content on Flash websites;
  5. All Flash websites have music blaring starting automatically;
  6. Flash websites are bad for SEO (be sure it is a myth);
  7. It’s impossible to use the “back” button; etc.

So, view the showcase and draw a conclusion yourself…

1. Lyndon Wade

2. Myorangebox

3. Skive

4. Achtung

5. 4060

6. Estudiocora

7. Restatemedia

8. Pabloalfieri

9. Marija Ivkovic

10. D10studio

11. Bluecollaragency

12. Pepperworks

13. Mediosyproyectos

14. Ozanakoglu

15. Meghanfredrich

16. Thomas Spiessens

17. Marcoszender

18. Carolina Garcia

19. Vanio Ivanov

20. Ian Wharton

21. Mymediaisrich

22. Workingelement

23. Superreal

24. Dikstudio

25. Christiansparrow

26. Formag

27. Grey

28. Arqandgraph

29. Ars Thanea

30. Formtroopers

31. Imnotanaddict

32. Zum Kuckuck

33. Tecknosfera

34. Jon Ruppel

35. Greydient

Of course, it doesn’t mean that the whole internet should be Flash, but without it everything would be so boring! What do you think?

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Tina Zennand is a copywriter, content manager and blogger. Interested in and write about web/graphic design, flash, photography, SEO, internet marketing and many more. Works for MotoCMS.com - an innovative Flash CMS provider that helps to create a professional Flash website. Follow her on @Twitter.

10 Comments Best Comments First
  • Stephen Knowlton

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 02:59

    1

    Way to go guys! Stick it to Apple! :) There are plenty of things here that are just not HTML5able… stupid hype.

    Speaking of not sticking it to Apple, please check out the website for the studio where I work:
    http://www.redreddesign.com

    I am trying to recreate a similar experience on the iPhone, but obviously have to code it in javascript. I will never complain about having to but in a measly IE6 conditional after having to rewrite whole sites :)

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, May 28th, 2010 07:40

      2

      Hehe, thanks man! Yeah, but there are so much good things we can now achieve with HTml5,css3,javascript – i think we cannot complain!

      Good work on your website though!

      0
  • Artisan Media

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 20:33

    4

    Great collection! Here’s a site we created recently for a short film – http://www.itsneverwinter.com

    0
  • Carlos Hermoso

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 08:54

    3

    Great list featuring professional made flash websites for inspiration. Thanks for sharing this!

    0
  • Tim

    Saturday, May 29th, 2010 01:04

    5

    good to see people still care about great flash work in-spite of apples best efforts to make flash invisible.

    0
  • Min Thu

    Saturday, May 29th, 2010 11:39

    6

    Such a really great collection and these sites are really inspiring!

    0
  • Jochem

    Sunday, October 9th, 2011 22:28

    10

    Nr 13 gives me a security error,

    By the way

    Very nice website , and I like youre tutorials.

    0
  • Haseeb

    Friday, August 12th, 2011 10:32

    9

    This is the best website and too much

    0
  • Haseeb

    Friday, August 12th, 2011 10:29

    8

    V best

    0
  • Antara Datta

    Friday, June 4th, 2010 14:28

    7

    Thanks for such a nice collection, being a flash developer myself I too have a fascination for flash sites and other flash stuffs, really love this collection, hope to get some more in future :)

    0
  • Jochem

    Sunday, October 9th, 2011 22:28

    10

    Nr 13 gives me a security error,

    By the way

    Very nice website , and I like youre tutorials.

    0
  • Haseeb

    Friday, August 12th, 2011 10:32

    9

    This is the best website and too much

    0
  • Haseeb

    Friday, August 12th, 2011 10:29

    8

    V best

    0
  • Antara Datta

    Friday, June 4th, 2010 14:28

    7

    Thanks for such a nice collection, being a flash developer myself I too have a fascination for flash sites and other flash stuffs, really love this collection, hope to get some more in future :)

    0
  • Min Thu

    Saturday, May 29th, 2010 11:39

    6

    Such a really great collection and these sites are really inspiring!

    0
  • Tim

    Saturday, May 29th, 2010 01:04

    5

    good to see people still care about great flash work in-spite of apples best efforts to make flash invisible.

    0
  • Artisan Media

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 20:33

    4

    Great collection! Here’s a site we created recently for a short film – http://www.itsneverwinter.com

    0
  • Carlos Hermoso

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 08:54

    3

    Great list featuring professional made flash websites for inspiration. Thanks for sharing this!

    0
  • Stephen Knowlton

    Friday, May 28th, 2010 02:59

    1

    Way to go guys! Stick it to Apple! :) There are plenty of things here that are just not HTML5able… stupid hype.

    Speaking of not sticking it to Apple, please check out the website for the studio where I work:
    http://www.redreddesign.com

    I am trying to recreate a similar experience on the iPhone, but obviously have to code it in javascript. I will never complain about having to but in a measly IE6 conditional after having to rewrite whole sites :)

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, May 28th, 2010 07:40

      2

      Hehe, thanks man! Yeah, but there are so much good things we can now achieve with HTml5,css3,javascript – i think we cannot complain!

      Good work on your website though!

      0

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