Many of the most captivating websites are created using the Flash program, which allows total creative freedom and maximum interactivity. In its early days, Flash was used mainly for art and design sites, but more recently, large companies – even Citibank – are using it. This guide covers the best and most innovative websites that only work in Flash.
FlashTV features four channels of digital content produced by independent artists worldwide for visitors to enjoy online including the option to pay to download content to go on devices as the PSP and the iPod.
Design: ZOOLOOK – www.zoolook.com
Programming: Nicholas Da Silva (ZOOLOOK)
Tools: Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, php, Apple Quicktime
Contents: animation and films, games, digital comic books and music
Awards: Macromedia (Site of the Day); FWA; Cool Homepages (Site of the Week); Ultrashock Bombshcok.
Cost: 7 months from concept to site launch
About the Author
Julius Wiedemann is responsible for TASCHENs digital and media collection with titles such as Animation Now!, Web Design: Best Studios, and TASCHENs 1000 Favorite Websites.