Flash is a vector animation originally designed to create animations for display on web pages. Despite the fact that Flash has limitations like being SEO-unfriendly, plug-in required and slow loading, it is still one of the best approaches to create interactive websites that will impress visitors.
Flash is most commonly used to display photos in a slideshow. Flash websites tend to be very artistically creative. The downside of this creativity is navigation is non-standard and therefore difficult for the average person to use.
Here we enlist the top 10 best Flash websites for 2017016.
10. Hello Monday – www.hellomonday.com
Hello Monday is a digital creative agency on a mission to turn the worst day of the week into the best one. It creates joyful digital ideas, products and experiences that connect from the hearts of brands to the hearts of their consumers. It is a creative portfolio, full of interactivity and motion graphics. The background image is great.
9. Ten – www.agencyten.com
Ten is a digital strategy agency that specializes in for-purpose/social responsibility marketing. Ten has a unique understanding of the modern consumer and helps brands do the things these consumers care about.
Ten has a nice animated site. One particular feature on this site is that you need to set a character to explore the site.
8. Being Henry – http://archive.grifo.tv/beinghenry/
Being Henry is a fully interactive ‘Action –Love – Fantasy – Comedy – Adventure’ film about choices. The online film affords viewers the opportunity to make Henry’s choices, via a choose-your-own-adventure style interaction. Fitzpatrick of The Wire plays Henry throughout the film’s nine different story lines and 32 potential endings. Starting out as an apparently normal, mundane day, the story may escalate from deciding on breakfast cereal the outcome depends on the viewer’s choices on Henry’s behalf.
The Land Rover – Brooklyn Brothers London collaboration has resulted in a highly customizable, unique piece of branded content and interactive storytelling. Being Henry is an interesting film because of its interactivity and for its subtle and final integration of the auto’s features and benefits at the film’s conclusion.
7. Glacéau -Vitamin Water – http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/drinks/glaceau-smartwater/glaceau-smartwater
The vitamin water site is full of motion and small details. The motion graphics and the water effects in slow motion give a unique style to this site. The menu, with a coloured wave effect, the mouse movement, the masks effects and swirls make it interactive. This site is fresh, functional and simple.
6. Sensi Soft – http://www.sensisoft.com/
Sensi Soft is a global services and software company specializing in classified advertising solutions. Sensi Soft site offers a nice interaction for users. This site gives the user the option to change the background between beautiful high quality designs. The vortex effect while changing from path, the motion graphics in the background, the high quality and details of the graphics make it a great design agency site. The menu is also a creative alternative to deliver some interactivity. This site needs the user to interact with it in order to move forward using graphics.
5. Waterlife – http://www.waterlife.co.uk/
Waterlife is a showcase for the documentary film of the same name. The site offers the audience a wonderful preview of the cinematography and rich storytelling found in the film. Waterlife explores different aspects of the state of the Great Lakes through 23 individual sections, incorporating text, images and sound. It received the Webby Award for best web documentary.
4. Martini Asti– http://www.martini.com/gl/en/lda.html?refUrl=/gl/en/products/martini-asti.html
This Martini Asti site is a nice example of marketing done right. This Flash site gives the martini drink a great look and a new way of learning about the product. The navigation is made simple, the graphics have superior quality, and it loads fast and runs smoothly. You will need to login with an e-mail address because of the laws governing alcoholic drinks to experience this site.
3. Monoface – https://mono-1.com/monoface/main.html
Monoface is an advertising agency based in Minneapolis. Its website is very interactive. The Monoface site believes in presenting visitors with a fun and simple Flash application that allows them to play around with different features of the face to create endless entertaining possibilities of monofaces. This site is fun to use and more so very interactive.
2. Disney’s New Fantasyland – https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/magic-kingdom/
Disney’s New Fantasyland website uses Flash to bring visitors to an enchanted land that’s been long hidden from our view. Experience the magic kingdom like never before but through a click on the mouse. Make mermaids sing, beasts to roar and elephants to fly. This site is magical! On this site you can use the mouse character to move along. The visual element is great and the concept it unusual.
1. We Choose the Moon – http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/
We Choose the Moon was designed to celebrate the Fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing by developing an interactive recreation of the event in real time. The site uses Flash to mesh video, audio, & photos into an experience that will make you feel as if you too had walked on the moon that day with. The visual effects are on point and this site creates an amazing experience for its visitors
Flash websites can be amazing and they can, on the other hand, can be hard to navigate. Flash designers and developers need to deliver rich content over the browsers, creating motion, interactivity and an impressive visual experience. Good Flash sites do not require too much, they need to load fast and allow for a smooth interaction.
For photographers, using a Flash-based website has its own advantages—images, for example, are harder to save from a Flash website, even if you open up the page source. The complexity of these sites makes the hard to use and drive away potential users.
These are the sites we think should be in the top 10. We would like to hear from your on which sites you feel should be in the top spot.