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In its illustrious history, Flash has gone from super cool to overused to sophisticatedly stylish.

Here are 10 stunning websites that demonstrate how Flash is being used effectively today.

Volkswagen UK GTI Project

Star Trek Movie


Diesel Only the Brave


Polaris Industries

Havana Mojito

Bank of America Morris Code

Rolando Mendez Acosta


Patricio Robles

Published 23 June, 2009 by Patricio Robles

Patricio Robles is a tech reporter at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Star trek one is slightly reminiscent of the DVD Interface for the Original Hellboy DVD

almost 8 years ago

Robert Faulkner

Robert Faulkner, MD at Datadial

I Cant quite see what is so good about the two that I looked at: polaris and havana.  Polaris particularly just seems to be particularly dull.  Havana seems to be just a film? I think flash sites are big waste of time generally and this lot have done nothing to dispel the thought - sorry.

almost 8 years ago

Chris Lake

Chris Lake, CEO at Empirical Proof

Each to their own but I for one did a double take when I saw "really cool" and "Flash websites" in the same sentence...

almost 8 years ago


Adam Shallcross, Director at The Cogworks

I agree with Robert and Chris.  Flash is overused and unnecessary in most circumstances.

Its is fine when used in small doses, but on the whole, why build a Flash site when decent CSS and Jquery will suffice and is a hell of a lot more accessible. 

Car manufacturuer websites seems to be particularly prone to attacks of the 'Flash' demons...

almost 8 years ago


Petri Koski

Obviously there's always been a strong connection between graphics/aestethics and Flash. These sort of campaign sites might be one thing, but lets not forget that Flash content can be used to enhance and complement static content on a site. In some cases even make it more accessible.

almost 8 years ago


Ponle Holloway, Managing Consultant at Westrow Interactive

I try not to recommend use of flash unless there is immense value add. Partly because it alienates folks browsing with a mobile device.

almost 8 years ago



Trying a clean simple approach to Flash.  Agree with Mark though, even ours leaves mobile a bit hungry.  The Flash on http://www.nonsek,com does a nice job of bringing art and commerce together.  Cheers!

almost 8 years ago



time has changed now people apart from just getting the information within a click look for better interactivity and sparkle and shine as well!! for example the umbro one. I mean that umbro websites gives you feeling of being in the showroom itself.So flash is good for web pages as far as you have access to flashy ISP like bullet !!

almost 8 years ago



this website loads fast and this guy make's this websites now this is a cool web site www.mediadye.com

over 7 years ago



Cool list. If anyone is looking for more nice sites good sources for inspiration. I would suggest:


over 6 years ago



please give me some suggestion "how to make flash website".

almost 5 years ago

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