Flash is becoming a more and more important part of the Internet and it can also help your website come to life. Flash is a great way to add extra interactivity to your website to help keep the visitors attention. Flash can be used on your website in different ways from animation to games and even streaming video.

Flash Animation

An example of an effective and functional flash animation is one that keeps the users attention and has moving objects like images or text. When the user moves the mouse over then it, the animation would then stop and wait for the visitor to click one of the objects which act as a link to another part of your website.

Flash Video

Video streaming is a real growth area for websites due to being able to stream more and more data due to broadband speeds. A couple of great example of video streaming are Youtube and the BBC iPlayer. Video streaming can also be a great way to display the products you want to sell online, since customers can get a good look at each item before they buy.

jQuery Animation

A recent alternative to the industry leading Flash is the open source jQuery library that runs using Javascript in the visitors browser. jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery animation is ideally suited to animating individual elements of a website such as showing or hiding images whereas Flash is better suited to on-page adverts etc.