Top 10 Best Flash Sites of 2014
Here are our editor's picks for the Top 10 Best Flash Websites of 2014 based on visual artistry, integrated sound, ease of use, and uniqueness.
1 | Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pharrell Williams has employed Flash and his creative style to create the world's first 24 hour music video. More importantly he uses the full complement of Flash media integration to create a web experience that fully conveys the song's theme in a way that a traditional video could not.
2 | Clouds Over Cuba
This interactive multimedia documentary uses the immersive nature of Flash to allow the audience to relive the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later and discover what might have been. Produced by the JFK Library this chilling website entertains and teaches. The mobile synching and dossier are a great touch.
3 | Bear 71
Bear 71 is an interactive documentary about a female grizzly bear monitored by wildlife conservation officers from 2001 - 2009. The site uses Flash to add an atmospheric depth to a story that allows the audience to understand the clash between animal, humans and technology in the modern world.
4 | The Museum of Me
Intel's Museum of Me uses information gathered from your Facebook account to create a visual snapshot of your life. The website, created by Fluid Inc. for Intel, turns your photos, videos, and status updates into a virtual tour de force of your life. This website is a must try for all Facebook users.
5 | Disney New Fantasyland
Disney's New Fantasyland website uses Flash to bring visitors to an enchanted land that's been long hidden from our view. As the story has it, this is a place where mermaids sing, beauties tell tales, beasts roar and elephants fly. We can only hope that the real attraction lives up to the web experience.
6 | Old Spice Music Muscle
Old Spice and Terry Crews have teamed up to create a comedic Flash experience that allows users to make some ''funky'' music using Terry's muscles. This site allows users to remix the video and create their own jams and upload them to Vimeo. A great example of Flash enhancing Brand interaction.
7 | We Choose The Moon
WeChooseTheMoon.org was designed to celebrate the Fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing by developing an interactive recreation of the event. The site uses Flash to mesh archival video, audio, & photos into an experience that will make you feel as if you too had walked on the moon that day.
8 | Moodstream | Getty Images
Moodstream is a hypnotic website brought to you by the folks at Getty Images that offers a brainstorming tool designed to help get your creative juices flowing. By simply tweaking the mood sliders you can adjust a stream of images, footage, & audio that can help inspire your creative direction.
9 | Monoface
Mono is an advertising agency based in Minneapolis, MN that lives by the motto that "simpler is better." The "Mono"face site lives up to that motto by presenting visitors with a fun and simple Flash application that allows them to sculpt a Mr. Potato Head style face that contains 759,375 entertaining possibilities.
10 | Waterlife
Waterlife is a showcase for the documentary film of the same name that offers its audience a wonderful preview of the lush cinematography and rich storytelling found in the film. The true genius of the site, however, is found in its fluid navigation that recalls the gentle motion of a lake.
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