Flash is a software technology for creating and managing interactive multimedia web applications like web sites, animations, movies, games, advertisement banners and more.

It gives you almost unlimited options in the design of your pages. The best Flash creating / editing application is called Swish. With Swish you can build a professional-looking Flash site in no time and with minimal technical knowledge. Flash movies / sites are processed entirely by the viewer’s computer and not by the server. This makes the technology less server demanding but still a good web host should be picked for the overall stable / fast performance of your site. That’s why we recommend SiteGround’s servers which are optimized for maximum performance and they can serve smoothly Flash-based websites. In addition, we have a long-term experience with Flash and has helped hundreds of people with their Flash website.

Flash Website: Yes or No?

As much as flash can be fun and nice to the eye, it had it’s time. We are sure many other web developers can agree. We do develope flash website however we discourage our clients from using flash animation on their websites. Here are some very big reasons not to use flash.

  • Not Search Engine Friendly
    A little bit of flash on your site, like a small banner is ok, but when you have a full flash website, that is not good. Google does not index and rank flash websites. If you want your internet business to succeed, being ranked in the major search engines is quite important.
  • Not User-Friendly
    Flash can be slow and cumbersome to your site visitors. If you have a small banner or animation that is ok, but when your entire website is built of flash, you are going to annoy your visitors more than anything. People want to find information easily and simply. If you make it a bother for them, they won’t come back.
  • Expensive to Create and Maintain
    Creating flash animations and updating them takes about twice as long as other technologies like Javascript, HTML, Ajax and HTMl5. So not only is it more expensive to create, it also more expensive to update.
  • Bonus
    How many big and successful companies do you know use flash animations in the design of their flash website? Almost none! So if you want to have animations on your site we highly suggest you use Javascript, Ajax or HTML5 based technologies. It will save you a lot of time, money and headache.

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