Flash websites can be amazing and they can, on the other hand, be awful. Like any powerful and versatile technology, Flash can be overused and misused. The advent (nearly) of HTML5 as competition for Flash will probably be just as overused and misused once it is in place.
As a non-developer of any kind, I don’t foresee HTML5 making Flash redundant, to me that is like saying the Music System could make the TV set redundant – I think they will sit nicely together, have their own place and function, but possibly also work side by side – but I reiterate: I am not a developer.
In these days of high technology, it is unusual for a new breed to over-ride existing technology altogether. If developers continue to stay ‘on top of the game’, there is no reason why there is not room for more technologies to join forces with existing ones. This collection of Flash websites is designed to illustrate the huge job the developers of HTML5 have if they really think they can outdo Flash completely. These are examples of Flash used as it should be, and showcases the beauty of using Flash and how to effectively have a website that is built totally on Flash.
The Coney Island Experience
Silver Pistol Digital Agency
2 Advanced Studios
Save the Turtles Game
Dido Safe Trip Home
Frito Lay Dips & Chips: Made for Each Other
Parallel Lines – Philips
Coca-Cola Happiness Factory
Do you think Flash will become a thing of the past? As a developer, are you ready to take on the new HTML5 in place of Flash? Please share with us any thoughts you have on the Flash vs HTML5 issues, or on totally Flash-built websites.