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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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/10/30/65-excellent-flash-designs/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/13/showcase-of-creative-flash-preloaders/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/17/adobe-flash-tutorials-best-of/
  4. 4 http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/obtw/
  5. 5 http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/obtw/
  6. 6 http://unlimited.orange.co.uk/
  7. 7 http://unlimited.orange.co.uk/
  8. 8 http://www.beonlineb.com/
  9. 9 http://www.beonlineb.com/
  10. 10 http://www.buildyourwildself.com/
  11. 11 http://www.buildyourwildself.com/
  12. 12 http://www.farmrio.com.br/
  13. 13 http://www.farmrio.com.br/
  14. 14 http://www.zunejourney.net/
  15. 15 http://www.zunejourney.net/
  16. 16 http://www.idecorabili.com/
  17. 17 http://www.idecorabili.com/
  18. 18 http://www.agatha.com.br
  19. 19 http://www.agatha.com.br
  20. 20 http://www.sir-patroclo.com/
  21. 21 http://www.sir-patroclo.com/
  22. 22 http://halo3.com/believe/
  23. 23 http://halo3.com/believe/
  24. 24 http://cdx-thegame.com
  25. 25 http://cdx-thegame.com/
  26. 26 http://www.typographykicksass.com/
  27. 27 http://www.typographykicksass.com/
  28. 28 http://roxik.com/
  29. 29 http://roxik.com/
  30. 30 http://www.elphenden.com/new/
  31. 31 http://www.elphenden.com/new/
  32. 32 http://www.bernhardwolff.com/
  33. 33 http://www.bernhardwolff.com/
  34. 34 http://www.tyukanov.com/
  35. 35 http://www.tyukanov.com/
  36. 36 http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf
  37. 37 http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf
  38. 38 http://www.bigoandtwigetti.co.uk/
  39. 39 http://www.bigoandtwigetti.co.uk/
  40. 40 http://www.nitrogenx.com/
  41. 41 http://www.nitrogenx.com/
  42. 42 http://www.progettystudio.com
  43. 43 http://www.progettystudio.com
  44. 44 http://www.atsushiwatanabe.com/
  45. 45 http://www.atsushiwatanabe.com/
  46. 46 http://mohammad.amrdesign.ir/flash.htm
  47. 47 http://mohammad.amrdesign.ir/flash.htm
  48. 48 http://www.maxshaman.com/
  49. 49 http://www.maxshaman.com/
  50. 50 http://www.clusta.com
  51. 51 http://www.clusta.com
  52. 52 http://www.xcelmedia.com/
  53. 53 http://www.xcelmedia.com/
  54. 54 http://www.fu-design.com/
  55. 55 http://www.fu-design.com/
  56. 56 http://martinhaake.de/
  57. 57 http://martinhaake.de/
  58. 58 http://www.communicatorworld.com
  59. 59 http://www.communicatorworld.com
  60. 60 http://www.no-i-dea.com/
  61. 61 http://www.no-i-dea.com/
  62. 62 http://www.saizenmedia.com/nightwish/
  63. 63 http://www.saizenmedia.com/nightwish/
  64. 64 http://www.minigorille.com/
  65. 65 http://www.minigorille.com/
  66. 66 http://www.esj.com.au/
  67. 67 http://www.esj.com.au/
  68. 68 http://www.creaktif.com/
  69. 69 http://www.creaktif.com/
  70. 70 http://www.amautalab.com/
  71. 71 http://www.amautalab.com/
  72. 72 http://www.aardman.com
  73. 73 http://www.aardman.com
  74. 74 http://www.manueldallolio.it/
  75. 75 http://www.manueldallolio.it/

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  1. 1

    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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  2. 52

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

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  3. 103

    Amazing…………

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  4. 154

    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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  5. 205

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

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  6. 256

    Brilliant collection!!!

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  7. 307

    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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  8. 409

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

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  9. 460

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

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  10. 511

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

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  11. 562

    its amazing. nice article

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  12. 613

    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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  13. 664

    Foolishness Works..This is not a web creativity

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