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Flash came out in 1996, as a simple vector animation program. It was revolutionary because it offered a timeline and frame by frame progression. Since then, it has grown immensely to become a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for rich media sites, along with advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
It is still a great tool to stream and play rich media such as video and music on the internet, but has more and more competition, as Javascript and HTML are getting smarter and smarter.

Smart Flash Applications

We specialize in building dynamic Smart Flash Applications, harvesting the great flexibility and presentation abilities of Flash and joining it with databases, XML and other server side functionality.

This is a Flash application built for J.Crew. It pulls everything from the Content Managment System and database; the art work, the copy and the images.
In order to update the Flash, all you need to do is just change the artwork or the list of products in the CMS.
The left nav is built in Flash, based on the CMS and products are shown based on availability and selected primary color. Prices and links are pulled dynamically from the database. The Flash also sends a request to the image server to pull the right size image to display.
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This catalog application loads all the images from a specific directory.
It loads a dynamic XML that is generated on the server side with the products and then sends an AJAX request to get the specific product information and price.
Flash shows progression as images are loaded, it also enables browsing by flipping page, bottom nav or dropdown box. All flash and Javascript interaction are done seamlessly.
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Flash with HTML and Javascript

These days, a lot of people are asking which is better, Flash or HTML5, Flash or Javascript.
They both have pros and cons, so here at YSG Design we usually say, why not join the two of them. Flash and Javascript can live together in harmony on your page communicating freely with each other and giving you the benefit of both worlds.
The bulb on the right is a flash element while the string is a regular HTML element with Javascript allowing the drag functionality. When the chain is pulled the Javascript communicates with Flash to turn on the light.
Let there be light on all the Flash/Javascript controversy...

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