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Flash Offers Unique Advantages in Web Design

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/9/2013 | Website Design

One of the most useful programs that Macromedia offers is Flash. Some people use it to create highly professional animations and some use it for web design. In the area of web design, it is already taking the place of Javascript. While web designers were creating cool drop-down menus with lines and lines of Javascript some years ago, now it is as easy as a click in Flash.

The biggest advantage of Flash is the great user friendly interface that solves the most complicated issues with either using the modules that are included in the package or the simple programming language that it uses. Together with Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver, it takes less than a day for an average coder to create professional looking web pages.

The fact that one can use Flash in many different areas, from creating movies to write action scripts, makes it different from its competitors. You can easily use video files or in-framed animations and also dynamic content to create a Flash web page. All you have to do is to include some “movie clip” objects and connect and control these objects using the scripting function of Flash.

Flash can be used to prepare web pages for various contents. The most common usage is to build pages for multimedia content. Art pages generally consist of Flash animations and photo galleries that are built with Flash. Music pages are generally enveloped in Flash pages. Navigation bars are created with the advance options of dynamic objects in Flash. Basically, Flash is becoming the foundation of dynamic web pages on internet.

Flash not only is used to design pages but can be also used in different platforms. It allows the user to easily develop content for a wide range of platforms including mobile phones and PDAs. Two of the innovative features are the built-in templates for mobile devices and the ability to embed sounds such as MIDI ring tones into the content. You can quickly create custom applications that will work on various mobile platforms because of the ubiquity of the Flash Player.

Overall, if you are looking for a design solution for your web site or PDA, Flash is the right choice with its highly professional but at the same time user-friendly features. It seems that Internet users will be seeing more and more Flash content. Flash brings the colorful breeze that the dynamic web pages are missing and turns the active scripting into an average job for coders.