Flash Web Design
Flash is our sun, our moon, our stars. We love it.
When we build flash websites and RIA's, (Rich Internet Applications) it's a real chance for us to let our hair down and have some fun! The creative scope of flash design is literally limitless. You want a monkey swinging through the jungle shouting out offers? We can do it. You want a giraffe with laser beams for eyes frying Martians? Done. OK we're being flippant... but you get the point!
Flash isn't always used for games and graphics though. Flash is a rich programming toolset for business logic. Flash can now build native apps for Andriod, iOS, iPhone and blackberry tablet. Imagine that, all the business logic from your website is now in portable devices as well, with very little programming and very real savings on mobile application development. The bottom line is you can increase your product and service range, give 'in the field' support and only have one source code branch to support. ICT managers regale!
"Yeah but I want it to look swish!" No problem with flash 11 (Molehill) now supporting direct GPU acceleration; we now can fully harness multi-parallelism in graphics cards on both desktop and handheld devices. This really is a milestone and a game changer in flash web design and we are at the fore front.