39 Creative Flash Designs

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Flash is powerful. Using it properly, you can create stunning visual experience and offer your visitors incredible user interaction. Although Flash is definitely not the favourite medium for usability and accessibility advocates, it has its advantages. With Flash designers can achieve results which simply aren’t possible with (X)HTML and CSS. Whether you like Flash or not, it empowers the Web with functionalities which make it an incredibly interactive medium.

Flash-based web-sites can look not like web-sites at all; Flash-designers tend to use colorful, dynamic, loud and extremely vibrant approaches, with effects and animation, music and videos, stunning visual elements and interactive navigation menus. Below you’ll find some examples of creative, beautiful, shocking, unusual, but always outstanding Flash-based designs.

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Advertising and Games

To attract consumers site owners often tend to use some visually appealing Flash-solutions, 3D-experience with sounds and graphics motion is usual. Games are another option worth considering.

Intel’s Robo Brawl game. Very beautiful and interactive design.

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Oh, By The Way4 — this is how an effective album promotion web-site should look like.

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Good things6 — an advertising-project of the company “Orange”. Be pPrepare to endlessly scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Neon Bible8: Arcade Fires interactive video-clip. Dont forget to click.

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Build your wild self10 — have you ever created a person with animal features? Well, maybe you should. A promotional site for New York zoos.

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Farm Rio12 presents a truly excellent Flash-design, but what is it actually?

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Zune14 — more vivid colors for a boring product.

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iDecorabilit16 — decorating furniture online. Beautiful concept, interesting design.

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Agatha18 — a distinctive, personal, minimalistic and beautiful design.

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Sir Patroclo20 — take it easy, tiger. This little guy at the bottom should get some rest.

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Halo322 — interactive Flash at its best. Excellent visual experience.

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CDX24 — very sinematic and beautiful Flash-based game. One of those you-wake-up-in-a-room-and-you-have-to-escape games. Beautiful!

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Art & Experiments

Typography Kicks Ass26 — some fun with Flickr-images.

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Masayuki Kido28 seems to be pretty brave. Visitors can make a ball out of him. Don’t forget to click on his face.

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Serge Tretiakov30 offers an interesting combination of scrolling and background motion. Pretty unusual design, maybe even disturbing.

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A photographer Bernhard Wolff32 has a Flash-layout which is simply impossible to achieve with CSS and (X)HTML.

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Sergey Tyukanovs Museum of Art34 — here “gallery” actually means “gallery”.

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Eye-Project is an impressive animated collaborative mosaic. Including a variety of preloading time required to see the site.

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Zoomquilt Part II36 — you can walk across the planet going deeper into the image. Zoomquilt is also a collaborative project.

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Bigo and Twigetti38 — who would have guessed that? Bigo and Twigetti are musicians from London.

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(Web)-Designers & Design Agencies

Opulentes40 by Nitrogenix. We bet you’ve never seen something like this before.

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Progetty Design Studio42 — oh-oh, take it easy, buddy.

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Atsushi Watanabe44 — very calm, peaceful and beautiful design.

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Mohammad Rahimi46 doesn’t use a lot of space. The site is still extremely dynamic and interactive.

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Max Shaman48 delivers something… strange. You can play with the doll and needles if you like to.

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Clusta50 has many lines, interactive lines, exploding lines and flying lines.

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Xcel Media52 seems to love the spreadsheet.

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An illustrator Chu Keng Fu54 from Taiwan showcases his art…

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…and his colleague Martin Haake56 has his own understanding of a modern web design.

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The Science — finally some vivid colors!

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Communicator World58 — a little bit too playful.

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No-Idea60 has some pretty nice ideas. A design from Thailand.

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Saizen Media Studios62 presents some splendid animated scenes.

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MiniGorille.com64 — best viewed in the fullscreen-mode.

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Esja66 — so many colorful notes!

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Kraftvoll68 — creativity from France.

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Amautalab70 — a design agency with sweet plastic characters.

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Aardman Animations72 — home, sweet home…

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Something Completely Different

Manuell Dall’olio74 interacts with site visitors using his own hands. That’s not really beautiful, but creative.

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    oh.
    wow.

    more reason(s) to do better work.
    thank you. i need this.

    hope you see me here next time…

    –bb

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    Great collection although we all shouldn’t forget the impack Eric Jordan 2advanced and serveral other (older) sites had on the web….

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    awesome post mate!

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    You should not forget The FWA http://www.thefwa.com as they show these types of sites every day.

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    It’s stuff like this that keeps pushing me to teach myself Flash. I especially like the interface in Bigo and Twigetti’s music section.

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    Frank with the pan

    April 2, 2008 6:12 am

    I love you!

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    Amazing collection !!

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    Great post, as always!

    Farm (6th from the top) is a fashion brand from Rio de Janeiro., Brasil. I’m sure the site being in portuguese isn’t of much help to you. : )

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    The first one definitely is the best of my own top 10!
    great collection!

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    Great collection!!!

    Although, the 9th one down, Agatha, is now under construction!! :(

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    Mohammad Rahimi site is a flash template ^^

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    Great post, as always!

    Farm (6th from the top) is a fashion brand from Rio de Janeiro., Brazil. I’m sure the site being in portuguese isn’t of much help to you. : )

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    very nice, reminds me to check thefwa.com more often for similar. I love Saizen Media Studios the most out of these.

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    This is another great Smashing post. I need a cool design for my site, http://crenk.com

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    It’s : “Sir Patroclo”.

    Cheerz!,

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    It’s : “Sir Patroclo”,

    Cheerz!,

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    Michel Ferreira

    April 2, 2008 10:25 am

    Farm Rio – not famrio is a a very famous clothing company for the hip and cool girls of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

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    Any list of Flash designers is woefully incomplete without including JD Hooge of Gridplane ( gridplane.com ).

    He designed our music licensing site ( burstlabs.com ) which was a Top 5 finalist at SXSW-Interactive this past month.

    There’s def some great work being done in Flash these days, thanks for all of the quality links, as usual!

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    http://www.saizenmedia.com/nightwish/ and their products are really really great!

    I’m a fan of them. Only the users using moding will have a few problems ;)

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    Let me see… the zune is “boring” because is not from apple?

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    We hahve people with lots…..lots…..and lots…… of talent

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    who started putting captions above the image? the tradition has always been for captions to go below pictures.

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    Well, maybe you never saw the new Zune in action or real life, but it is definetly not boring!

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    Sir Patrodo —->Sir Patroclo

    please correct that.

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    However, hires already go back to the animated gif!

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    Great article. Thanks.
    Wath about this flash articles? Flash

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    Mohammad Rahimi website is a flash template from template monster :D .. and thanks for the new links

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    Ottima raccolta!

    Ne farò buon uso ;)

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    I don’t have the industry standard anti-flash attitude that seems popular these days, but I’ve looked at 4 things so far, all with different volume levels and no volume or sound on/off controls. seriously, haven’t Flash designers learned this yet?

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    Thanks for the great collection.

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    Another good site for flash design inspiration is

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    ‘Good things’ is a very stunning site and also made me feel like a child! Congratulations for the choice!

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    great list! thanks guys

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    Quite a collection.

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    http://www.derbauer.de and http://www.2advanced.com are missing and both worth a visit!

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    Very nice collection, but that stab at the Zune for being “boring” seems a bit arrogant, if not ignorant.

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    I genuinely enjoyed reviewing the distinctly different flash designs showcased in this post. I really enjoyed the 65 excellent flash design article that was included in your posts.

    Thanks for including such useful resources.

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    Some really cool sites here
    Thank you!
    Kt

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    Great job, folks. I’ve noticed that some flash elements were even implemented into flash templates providers products, like flashmint.com

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    good list…but…

    sergey tyukanovs and kraftvoll are Template Monsters

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    Great post!

    btw, Farm Rio is a women’s wear store in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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    Cool Sites!

    But there are really great Stuff from Germany, too. Look at this!

    derBauer

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    I found robo brawl extremely boring to play. A site that looks good but has no engaging content will not be a site that users return to. The Arcade Fire’s site is much more interesting because it allows users almost endless interactivity and outcomes with the audio and visual content

    This video site for the band Spiritualized is a bit simple, but its more engaging because it keeps the user interested not only by audio but by visuals and a freedom of interactivity.

    SpiritualizedHarmonies.com

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    I found robo brawl extremely boring to play. A site that looks good but has no engaging content will not be a site that users return to. The Arcade Fire’s site is much more interesting because it allows users almost endless interactivity and outcomes with the audio and visual content

    This video site for the band Spiritualized is a bit simple, but its also engaging because it keeps the user interested not only by audio but by visuals and a freedom of interactivity.

    SpiritualizedHarmonies.com

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    Anthony Alexander

    January 25, 2009 3:17 pm

    The Halo 3 site is exactly why I hated FLash Users. This is Flash abuse at its worse, takes forever to load and at the end of that empty rails experience, suicide might be an option since Halo itself sucks balls. I really realy.. really hated it.

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    I can suggest a couple of more creative flash websites here.
    http://www.lmbfashions.com
    http://www.jjexpoimpoindia.com
    What say guys?

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    Manuell Dall’olio’s site seems to have a problem with his Rollover-Rollout functions. Its kinda hard to appreciate what he has done with his hands… also, there really isn’t much value added for his animations. Actually, most flash sites featured here are all just eye candy… Again, people: Design isn’t JUST visual appeal. Whatever happened to functionality? Some of these sites gave me the lulz because of poor instructions and useless flourishes. The designers must have thought intuitiveness and functionality were suggestions.

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    Louisa Nicholson

    May 21, 2009 10:19 am

    The Science site, which you didn’t link to and can’t find via google, looks exactly like a rip of Joshua Davis’s style and site he did for a client. Not showcase worthy…

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    Not a full flash site, but the use of the flash snowflake as a navigation and marketing too is interested at .

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    if you like interesting flash website, check out my site (not fully completed):

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    Amazing…………

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    Another good example of a creative flash site is Botlandish (http://botlandish.com ). The site’s interface is controlled by hashtags that people tweet. Pretty cool concept.

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    A good example is Arredi Fiorelli arredifiorelli.it. Look it!

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    Brilliant collection!!!

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    Hey people.. Is there anyway i can download these templates..??

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      Christopher these are not templates… these are websites and u can click the images to see the original websites…

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    now this is what I call creativity at its peak…. these are fantastic…

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    Amazing Designs for an inspiration.. I am loving all these

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    Amazing Designs for an inspiration.. I am loving all these.

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    its amazing. nice article

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    Wow. Great collection of sites.

    Other good resources for inspiration could be:

    http://www.designlicks.com/
    http://www.bestwebdesignaward.com/
    http://www.dopeawards.com/

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    Foolishness Works..This is not a web creativity

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