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39 Creative Flash Designs

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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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 Link

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 Link

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

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Progetty Design Studio40 — oh-oh, take it easy, buddy.

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Atsushi Watanabe42 — very calm, peaceful and beautiful design.

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

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Max Shaman44 delivers something… strange. You can play with the doll and needles if you like to.

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Clusta46 has many lines, interactive lines, exploding lines and flying lines.

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Xcel Media48 seems to love the spreadsheet.

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An illustrator Chu Keng Fu50 from Taiwan showcases his art…

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…and his colleague Martin Haake52 has his own understanding of a modern web design.

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The Science — finally some vivid colors!

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Communicator World54 — a little bit too playful.

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

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Saizen Media Studios presents some splendid animated scenes.

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MiniGorille.com56 — best viewed in the fullscreen-mode.

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Esja58 — so many colorful notes!

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Kraftvoll60 — creativity from France.

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Amautalab62 — a design agency with sweet plastic characters.

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Aardman Animations64 — home, sweet home…

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Something Completely Different Link

Manuell Dall’olio66 interacts with site visitors using his own hands. That’s not really beautiful, but creative.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/10/30/65-excellent-flash-designs/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/13/showcase-of-creative-flash-preloaders/
  3. 3 https://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.progettystudio.com
  41. 41 http://www.progettystudio.com
  42. 42 http://www.atsushiwatanabe.com/
  43. 43 http://www.atsushiwatanabe.com/
  44. 44 http://www.maxshaman.com/
  45. 45 http://www.maxshaman.com/
  46. 46 http://www.clusta.com
  47. 47 http://www.clusta.com
  48. 48 http://www.xcelmedia.com/
  49. 49 http://www.xcelmedia.com/
  50. 50 http://www.fu-design.com/
  51. 51 http://www.fu-design.com/
  52. 52 http://martinhaake.de/
  53. 53 http://martinhaake.de/
  54. 54 http://www.communicatorworld.com
  55. 55 http://www.communicatorworld.com
  56. 56 http://www.minigorille.com/
  57. 57 http://www.minigorille.com/
  58. 58 http://www.esj.com.au/
  59. 59 http://www.esj.com.au/
  60. 60 http://www.creaktif.com/
  61. 61 http://www.creaktif.com/
  62. 62 http://www.amautalab.com/
  63. 63 http://www.amautalab.com/
  64. 64 http://www.aardman.com
  65. 65 http://www.aardman.com
  66. 66 http://www.manueldallolio.it/
  67. 67 http://www.manueldallolio.it/
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  1. 1

    Frank with the pan

    April 2, 2008 6:12 am

    I love you!

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  2. 2

    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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  3. 3

    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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  4. 4

    awesome post mate!

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  5. 5

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

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    Bruno Bergher

    April 2, 2008 6:56 am

    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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  7. 7

    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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  8. 8

    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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  9. 9

    Amazing collection !!

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  10. 10

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

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  11. 11

    Great collection!!!

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

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  12. 12

    Mohammad Rahimi site is a flash template ^^

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    Bruno Bergher

    April 2, 2008 7:25 am

    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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  14. 14

    Steven Finch

    April 2, 2008 9:15 am

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

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  15. 15

    It’s : “Sir Patroclo”.

    Cheerz!,

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  16. 16

    It’s : “Sir Patroclo”,

    Cheerz!,

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  17. 17

    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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    Daniel Holter

    April 2, 2008 11:11 am

    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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  19. 19

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

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  20. 20

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

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