50 Beautiful Flash Websites

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Flash enabled designers and developers to deliver rich content over the browsers, creating motion, interactivity and an impressive visual experience. Good Flash-sites do not require too much bandwidth, load fast and allow for a smooth interaction; besides, beautiful Flash-based sites are Photoshop masterpieces, transporting some kind of reality and fantasy to the Flash movie.

In the showcase below we present 50 colorful, creative, interactive and beautiful Flash-based web-sites. Hopefully they will serve you as an inspiration for your future works or just entertain you on a lousy, boring Sunday.

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Drinks Sites

Martini Asti3
This Martini site is a nice example of giving a fresh image of a drink. The navigation is made simple, the graphics have superior quality, it loads fast and runs smoothly. What else does a Flash site need? Note due to the law on alcoholic drinks, you need to enter an e-mail address, a password of your choice and accept their terms.

Martini Asti4

Glacéau – Vitaminwater5
The vitamin water site is full of motion and small details like the top menu, with a colored wave effect, the mouse movement, the masks effects and swirls which make it great.

Glacéau - Vitaminwater6

Bacardi – Original Mojito7 (currently offline)
The motion graphics and the water effects in slow motion give a unique style to this site. A fresh site, with a colored menu with a drag option, makes it functional and simple. Note: due to the law on alcoholic drinks, you need to enter an e-mail address, a password of your choice and accept their terms.

Bacardi - Original Mojito8

Portfolios

v5 Design9
Beautiful landscape with some nice details such us the sun and butterflies. The old paper effect when opening from the menu, and the mask effect over the green plants give it a special touch.

v5 Design10

Sensisoft11
The Sensisoft site offers a nice interaction for users. 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.

Sensisoft12

Mauricio Guimarães Portfolio13
Mauricio portfolio is a good example of creativity. Instead of the ordinary menu, he uses a kind of parallax movieclip, where the user must interact with the stage to explore the site.

Mauricio Guimarães Portfolio14

Colorchakra – Portfolio of Srinath Rangamani15
A colored background with high quality graphics.

Colorchakra - Portfolio of Srinath Rangamani16

Magnivate Interactive Boutique Agency17
A nice animated site. One particular feature on this site is that you need to set a character to explore the site.

Magnivate Interactive Boutique Agency18

e-Content Solutions19
This studio portfolio starts with a nice and unusual preloader, a kind of puzzle which interacts on mouse rollover. Another kind of interaction is user’s ability to explode the balloons.

e-Content Solutions20

Ari´s Labs. The Digital Home of Graphic Designer Ari Hirvonen21
The high quality of motion graphics, conception and the functional layout makes this site a good example of what a Flash portfolio should look like.

Ari´s Labs. The Digital Home of Graphic Designer Ari Hirvonen22

Edwin Murat Ganter Portfolio23
A simple and creative layout. Not common, but still practical and easy to use.

Edwin Murat Ganter Portfolio24

Vegaone25
Color effects and 3D layout on this site are remarkable. However, it could be improved with some motion graphics and page transition effects.

Vegaone26

Infinit Colours27
This site gives the user the option to change the background between beautiful high quality designs. The menu is also a creative alternative to deliver some interactivity.

Infographiste indépendant28

Infographiste Indépendant29
Another creative portfolio, full of interactivity and motion graphics. The background image is great.

Infographiste indépendant30

Sonacom31
A great Generative Art example which requires the user to interact with the stage.

Sonacom, agence de création avec 5 studios d'enregistrement et 1 plateau de tournage TV intégrés. 32

CloudRaker33
On this site you can use the character to move along. The graphic element is great and the concept it unusual.

CloudRaker34

Prismgirl35
A great creative portfolio, using an unusual layout.

Prismgirl36

Agence Secondlife37
At a first glance this site needs the user to interact with it in order to move forward. Rather than the graphics quality, this site creates a 3D globe, full of color which is a creative option to move around the site.

Agence Secondlife38

Digaworks Corporation39

Digaworks Corporation40

Zign Marketing Digital41

Zign Marketing Digital42

Mon-Monde43

Mon-Monde44

Elipse Agency45

Elipse Agency46

Matt Wiggins Portfolio47

Matt Wiggins48

Lilia Planet49

Lilia Planet50

Ladio51

Ladio52

Insurance

Privado Seguros53 (currently offline)
The Privado Seguros site has wonderful graphics, with many rich details. A good example to get inspired from.

Privado Seguros54

Let Your Worries Go55
Another parallax site, with beautiful graphics, with funny interactions like dragging the characters – each of them represents one specific topic.

Let Your Worries Go 56

Projects

Sometimes designers and developers create awesome works, but these works never go online, because the client hasn’t chosen them. The following projects are great examples which will inspire you for sure on your future projects.

Imagine Air – Flash Site School project57

Imagine Air - Flash Site School project58

Project: Coca-Cola Light – Tastes of the World59

roject: Coca-Cola Light - Tastes of the World60

Saizenmedia – Keepersgame61

Saizenmedia - Keepersgame62

On Toyota’s mind63

On Toyota’s mind64

Get the Glass65
This site is a 3D board game, with animated characters, full of action. The graphics, animations, concept are all awesome.

Get the Glass66

BioShock67
A Playstation game related, this site offers a nice navigation through the site, and has cool details like the tv and cinema camera. The graphics are another great aspect of this site.

BioShock68

Leven Thumps69

Leven Thumps70

Commercial

Bebiko71
A nice colored design, with motion graphics and integrated video content.

Bebiko72

Nokia Trends Lab73
This site is full of color which changes depending on the path the user has chosen. You can see some great details like the video images in the bubbles. Motion, multimedia content and color define this site.

Nokia Trends Lab74

Hewlett-Packard – Wake up your feelings with the power of touch75
Another site with great graphics and an extraordinary concept. The navigation is just remarkable. A good place to get inspired.

Hewlett-Packard - Wake up your feelings with the power of touch76

Theologos House of Jewellery77
The simplicity of the site navigation and the beauty of flowers are hard to overlook.

Theologos House of Jewellery78

Real Casual79
Another site with great graphics and a nice concept.

Real Casual80

Bubbaloo81

Bubbaloo82

Pirogov83
A simple site, with great details, like the light at the left, the sea and the castle at the right.

Pirogov84

White Gold85
Do you like music? And interact with a movie-clip? Well, here you are able to have both. Great graphics, and the video integration is impressive.

White Gold86

Pantagonia87
Another nice and interactive interface example.

Pantagonia 88

Infinite OZ | Tin Man | SCIFI.COM89
The graphics are exceptional, and the continuous movement between scenes is great.

Infinite OZ | Tin Man | SCIFI.COM90

Zube91
A simple layout with quality graphics and great transitions.

ZUNE92

Häagen-Dazs – Help the Honey Bees93
Another example of a great user interactivity, with great graphics.

Häagen-Dazs - Help the Honey Bees 94

Got Milk?95

Got Milk? 96

Environment

GE | Plug Into the Smart Grid97
Maybe the majority of you have heard about this site, and even visited it due to the Augment Reality feature. But I still wanted to feature it, due to the high quality of the graphics, concept and design.

GE | Plug Into the Smart Grid 98

DirectGov – Act On CO2 Calculator99
Another environment-related site, with an educational and informational purpose. You will find nice graphics, continuous motion and an easy navigation. A good example of delivering global topics.

DirectGov - Act On CO2 Calculator100

WWF Brasil101

WWF Brasil102

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/10/30/65-excellent-flash-designs/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/02/39-creative-flash-designs/
  3. 3 http://www.martiniasti.com/
  4. 4 http://www.martiniasti.com/
  5. 5 http://www.vitaminwater.com
  6. 6 http://www.vitaminwater.com
  7. 7 http://www.originalmojito.pl
  8. 8 http://www.originalmojito.pl
  9. 9 http://www.v5design.com/
  10. 10 http://www.v5design.com/
  11. 11 http://www.sensisoft.com/
  12. 12 http://www.sensisoft.com/
  13. 13 http://mauricio.art.br/
  14. 14 http://mauricio.art.br/
  15. 15 http://www.colorchakra.com/
  16. 16 http://www.colorchakra.com/
  17. 17 http://www.magnivate.com/flash_us.html
  18. 18 http://www.magnivate.com/flash_us.html
  19. 19 http://www.econtent.hu/flash_version/index.html
  20. 20 http://www.econtent.hu/flash_version/index.html
  21. 21 http://www.arihirvonen.com/
  22. 22 http://www.arihirvonen.com/
  23. 23 http://www.feartox.com/
  24. 24 http://www.feartox.com/
  25. 25 http://www.vegaone.de/
  26. 26 http://www.vegaone.de/
  27. 27 http://www.infinitcolours.com/
  28. 28 http://www.infinitcolours.com/
  29. 29 http://www.aparte-graphique.com/infographiste_freelance_webdesigner_3D.htm
  30. 30 http://www.aparte-graphique.com/infographiste_freelance_webdesigner_3D.htm
  31. 31 http://www.sonacom.fr/
  32. 32 http://www.sonacom.fr/
  33. 33 http://www.cloudraker.com/
  34. 34 http://www.cloudraker.com/
  35. 35 http://prismgirl.org/
  36. 36 http://prismgirl.org/
  37. 37 http://www.laplanete.sldimension.com/
  38. 38 http://www.laplanete.sldimension.com/
  39. 39 http://www.digaworks.com/
  40. 40 http://www.digaworks.com/
  41. 41 http://www.zign.com.br/
  42. 42 http://www.zign.com.br/
  43. 43 http://www.mon-monde.com
  44. 44 http://www.mon-monde.com
  45. 45 http://www.elipseagency.com/agency.html
  46. 46 http://www.elipseagency.com/agency.html
  47. 47 http://www.mattwiggins.net/
  48. 48 http://www.mattwiggins.net/
  49. 49 http://www.liliaplanet.com/
  50. 50 http://www.liliaplanet.com/
  51. 51 http://ladio.ru/flash/en/index.html
  52. 52 http://ladio.ru/flash/en/index.html
  53. 53 http://www.privado-seguros.pt
  54. 54 http://www.privado-seguros.pt
  55. 55 http://www.letyourworriesgo.com
  56. 56 http://www.letyourworriesgo.com
  57. 57 http://jan-kask.dreamhosters.com/school/imagine_air/
  58. 58 http://jan-kask.dreamhosters.com/school/imagine_air/
  59. 59 http://www.gringo.nu/projects/cokelight-worldflavours/#/world
  60. 60 http://www.gringo.nu/projects/cokelight-worldflavours/#/world
  61. 61 http://saizenmedia.com/keepersgame/
  62. 62 http://saizenmedia.com/keepersgame/
  63. 63 http://demo.northkingdom.com/ihuvudetpatoyota/index_en.html
  64. 64 http://demo.northkingdom.com/ihuvudetpatoyota/index_en.html
  65. 65 http://www.crazygames.com/game/get-the-glass
  66. 66 http://www.crazygames.com/game/get-the-glass
  67. 67 http://www.2kgames.com/bioshock/ps3/us/launch.html
  68. 68 http://www.2kgames.com/bioshock/ps3/us/launch.html
  69. 69 http://www.leventhumps.com/
  70. 70 http://www.leventhumps.com/
  71. 71 http://www.bebiko.com.pl/#/home
  72. 72 http://www.bebiko.com.pl/#/home
  73. 73 http://www.nokiatrendslab.pl/
  74. 74 http://www.nokiatrendslab.pl/
  75. 75 http://h30466.www3.hp.com/campaign/touchsmart/ap/en/?fbid=6hTe4jI3SP4##
  76. 76 http://h30466.www3.hp.com/campaign/touchsmart/ap/en/?fbid=6hTe4jI3SP4##
  77. 77 http://www.theologos.gr/
  78. 78 http://www.theologos.gr/
  79. 79 http://realcasual.com.ua/
  80. 80 http://realcasual.com.ua/
  81. 81 http://www.bubbaloo.net/v1/index.asp
  82. 82 http://www.bubbaloo.net/v1/index.asp
  83. 83 http://www.pirogov.ru/
  84. 84 http://www.pirogov.ru/
  85. 85 http://www.whitegoldiswhitegold.com
  86. 86 http://www.whitegoldiswhitegold.com
  87. 87 http://www.patagonia.com/web/eu/tinshed/index.jsp?slc=en_GB&sct=PT&&ln=241
  88. 88 http://www.patagonia.com/web/eu/tinshed/index.jsp?slc=en_GB&sct=PT&&ln=241
  89. 89 http://www.scifi.com/tinman/oz/
  90. 90 http://www.scifi.com/tinman/oz/
  91. 91 http://www.zunejourney.net/
  92. 92 http://www.zunejourney.net/
  93. 93 http://www.helpthehoneybees.com
  94. 94 http://www.helpthehoneybees.com
  95. 95 http://demo.northkingdom.com/gotmilk/planetinneed/
  96. 96 http://demo.northkingdom.com/gotmilk/planetinneed/
  97. 97 http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/landing_page
  98. 98 http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/landing_page
  99. 99 http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk/index.html
  100. 100 http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk/index.html
  101. 101 http://www.pegadaecologica.org.br/pegaleve/#a
  102. 102 http://www.pegadaecologica.org.br/pegaleve/#a

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  1. 1

    Not so long ago I was pretty skeptical about flash websites, but now I think flash has been taken to a level where it’s beautiful and user-friendly. I really liked the collection and the majority of websites I clicked on – didn’t load long at all. Flash is cool, and I dare to assume it’ll become even better soon!

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  2. 102

    I think people who don’t like flash are mostly people who don’t know how to use it well. No flash, no fun on internet. Flash is becoming more searchable no js library can ever achieve what flash can do in the same ease and speed. AND it still won’t look as good.
    People are finding ways to embed fonts on sites and it hasn’t been easy, but with flash it’s super easy. I like LOVE flash but still use XHTML & CSS and this is the way it will be for everyone out there. Sooner or later, you’ll need to use both.

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  3. 203

    Great collection! Truly creative artists!
    While some may argue Flash is great for creating websites. When optimized correctly using AS 3.0, its a joy to load and view. I love Flash because it provides so much space to have fun and play with all the elements, and with new AS 3.0 you can implement almost any idea you can imagine.

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  4. 304

    super it toppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp site are ther here
    i love it this stuff

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  5. 405

    I think flash website give you a new way of experience a website

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  6. 506

    Flash can do it all, and with FLEX basically HTML/CSS sites will become mundane relics.

    Some big companies not interested in marketing are adopting Flex RIGHT now, I’m talking about big time finance companies who want to deliver beautiful highly interactive charts within online applications.

    People who down Flash DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE IT, don’t be scared, buy a book, learn, grow, accept.

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  7. 607

    thats great :)

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  8. 708

    And though Flash websites are considered to be slow and difficult to maintain, they are more impressive, interactive and dynamic that static HTML pages.
    I love the animation and all these flash effects.

    Thanks for the collection

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  9. 809

    Thanks , I like all of the flash sites and i am also learning to use flash but some guys tell me not to learn flash and learn javascript and ajax

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  10. 910

    Great set of examples! Very inspirational! Thank you!

    There seems to be a lot of Flash haters out there. It’s not Flash’s fault guys,… it’s the developers who misuse it and abuse it (or just don’t understand how to properly use it – and there are a lot of examples of that). Please don’t bash Flash just because some Flash developers prefer showing off their skills instead of providing a friendly user interface. Flash has it’s place. As for those who think Flash is becoming obsolete…. yeah, right… that’s why YouTube is going out of business!

    AJAX is alright but Javascript has it’s problems too and if people have JavaScript disabled, then you’re screwed (just as if people have the Flash player disabled/not installed). Actually, AJAX has a lot of the same problems as Flash does when it comes to SEO, back button, bookmarks, etc., but both have their own way of going about it. AJAX is meant more for web applications, but I would still prefer using Flex as it saves tons of development time and is cross browser compatible! (Ever tried making an HTML/CSS website compatible with IE6? – which surprisingly is still a whole lot of users out there!).

    In the end, Flash and AJAX are just two faces of the same coin. Combined, they can revolutionize the web as we know it. Don’t believe me?… then check out YouTube as one of many examples.

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  11. 1011

    Flash is a wonderful tool, when used for a purpose for which it is the best suited: games, interactivity for a PURPOSE, not just to have visitor click around.

    I went to Lilia’s Planet, and I have a high-speed connection. Took quite long to load, and then it took me a few seconds to realize this is a photographer’s site, not an illustrator’s. I found the whole Flash-based interface annoying, After “flying” around the globe once, I was tired of the whole thing and frankly didn’t wish to explore this person’s photography. The visual premise could have been executed in xhtml/css and jquery, and then the focus could be on the PHOTOGRAPHY and not the annoying interface.

    Felt the same at the House of Jewellery site. Pointless use of my time to see a Flash movie with flowers. This is not a florist’s site, it’s jewelry. I never stuck around to see the jewelry.

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  12. 1112

    Yes, these are really great looking sites, I find that none of them work in the ‘new’ form of technology such as iPhone and Blackberry and iPod and all of the mini notebooks which are the rage and fad right now. Along with that, the problems of always getting people to upgrade to the latest flash player is sometimes troublesome and many people get irritated So, just plain old basic HTML seems always a safe and nice choice. Plus I find a lot of people think of FLASH as just a commercial.
    Thanks for putting this list of nicely designed sites together..
    -scott

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  13. 1213

    Few months ago I saw a flash website which was very cool and inspiring, and now I cant find it! May be some of you saw it and can give me a link? the only thing i remember is that it was flash website and for navigation on home page the guy had the animation of his head (does it make any sense?) like when you made mouse over some buttons his head was turning towards it. He had there his blog, photos and portfolio as well.

    Please if you know it, can you give me a link

    Thanks

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  14. 1314

    Some of these websites take ages to load and as a user are hard to navigate. They suck hard.

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  15. 1415

    sadly, flash sites are bad for SEO!!

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    • 1516

      Margarita Kryuchkov

      July 8, 2013 5:37 am

      You can always just make flash movies/videos and embed them into your content-rich html site that has great SEO.

      (Side Note: Crawler based search engines prefer html.)

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  16. 1617

    The Great posts !!!
    I like all of them, but the flash site’s bad for SEO

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  17. 1718

    nice picture:)

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  18. 1819

    Awesome list! best list I’ve seen so far! Thanks!

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  19. 1920

    it’s very very amazing…

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  20. 2021

    muy bueno diseño

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  21. 2122

    nice collections!

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  22. 2223

    Very very good, I love your website :)
    iman ghazizadeh

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  23. 2324

    I stopped looking at the sites in the list when I got to the first site’s third annoying flash page. I haven’t even seen what the site is trying to do yet. So I do hope the other 49 are better than the first one. But scrolling through, I have never visited a single site that is listed here in 30 years of using computers. It seems some people have different priorities when it comes to web design.

    “Websites that force users to sit through sequences with nothing to do will be boring and pacifying, regardless of how cool they look.” – Nielsen, 10-29-2000

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  24. 2425

    Great post. There are whole new worlds created in Flash websites.

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  25. 2526

    Awesome………….

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  26. 2627

    hi i am very interested in one of this site who i can contact
    there are no mails and contact information on them
    please please this is urgent
    coud somebody tell me

    thanks

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  27. 2728

    Can you bookmark a page of a Flash Website?

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  28. 2829

    Uhm, dude? A site that doesn’t use links and forces exploration isn’t original. This idea has been around for years, and people actually don’t like it.

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  29. 2930

    I love this list. Very beautiful websites. Thanks for this.

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  30. 3031

    really amazing flash templates

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  31. 3132

    is there any problem if i copy this templates to my blogspot…
    plz reply

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    • 3233

      Smashing Media Customer Support

      July 15, 2011 2:10 am

      We are pleased to share useful information with all design community members. There is no problem to post content fom our website when you make sure that everybody is informed where the original content comes from. Please set a link to smashingmagazine.com and the specific post. Please understand, the copyright is held by the authors and we like and have to respect it definetely.

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  32. 3334

    Wow ! Simply Stunning.

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  33. 3435

    can you help my project? i must maker flash presentation atractif… how much money?

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  34. 3536

    seriously guys if u hate to wait and don’t like flash,why are you even on this page?get your ass out of this post. cant you just see title??its meant for flash websites,if you cant accept piece of art,go shake your drums in your boring, AJAX blah blah blah…we don;t need your fucking negative comment here..shooo you haters

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  35. 3637

    Great work. keep it up

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  36. 3738

    People who dont want to work on HTML5 and CSS3, These people dont want to move forward. Even Adobe Flash has stopped making Flash animated softwares and they also said that they will work on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript and will dedicate their efforts on this new technology. Surely, There is a lot to be created/coded/make in HTML5 and make it browser compatible.

    I hope HTML5, CSS and JavaScript will take over Flash and by the way it has taken over Flash 70 to 80%.

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