Flash Animated Websites

The SBIT 2nd Year Animators are about to start to build their own personal websites. Could you, dear reader, share some inspiring examples of Flash animated websites that could kickstart their creativity?

Note that we want to see sites that incorporate some swish animation INTO the design of the site - not, say, static websites wherein the user clicks a button that opens a movie in a new window.

I'll start by offering the website of Disney's Little Einsteins (one of my current favourite shows - love those simple vectors).
And here are some fantastic examples of sites made by recent SBIT graduates...
Know any more? Sure you do! Please share...

14 comments:

Terry said...

Liquid Animation (www.liquidanimation.com)have a lovely site. There's no character animation in the site proper, but there's plenty of "motion graphics" animation. It's very nicely done, and I urge the students about to start building their own sites to consider doing similarly funky things with their text and page transitions.

frank said...

Hey Terry's got an icon! Congratulations Terry!

Here's two sites that use interactive Flash that I like:
Bernard Derrimen's -http://www.arjandpoopy.com

Jules faber's - http://www.julesfaber.com

frank said...

Pocoyo

Ian said...

A heap of inspiring web sites here:

http://www.thefwa.com/

You can filter the site by catagory or search for topics using the controls in the top left hand corner.

Ian said...

http://www.lookandfeel.com/index.asp?nocheck=true

http://www.leoburnett.ca/FLASH/index.htm

And this last one... WOW

http://www.neostream.com/

Whitie said...

I'm gonna have to say:

www.homestarrunner.com

The design is fun, colourful, and has a simple layout.
For navigation you can either work your way around in the main window or use the quick links underneath. The site contains a bunch of flash movies, within different categories. And lastly, the animation is all over the site, for the buttons, as transitions, as menus, and even on the disclaimer and about pages.

Check it out if you haven't already! :D

Ellie said...

http://www.bigfish.tv !!
The design of the site is really nice- mainly what keeps me goin back for more.
The navigation is clear and really easy, down the left and some secondry links on the main page.
The site is packed full of stuff, animations, informations, past jobs, what they're working on at the moment, and (awesomely) a shop!!!
the animation is really good, in the way that its quick, but so appealing. It breaks up the site, so you know when you've gone to a different page, as bigfish have gone for quite similar page layouts for each link.
Overall a really nice site.

Cassie said...

Finally "whew" found one!
www.slingshot.co.uk/land/
clever.. :)

Seishin Kibou said...

Cutting Edge

Design
The design is very sleek and professional. Each page of the webiste links up to each other when the different sections are clicked. Re-using the same shapes for each section of the site.

Navigation
Navigation is very simplistic. Buttons are well titled and easy to read.

Content
The site is of the company is a animation/film studio at West End. They work on both small and large projects. The site displays clips from their work and also awards they have won.

Animation
The animation links up to each page. Any page clicked on links up with the next. The site uses the same logo for each animation. Which then gives consistency with the animation.

frank said...

Arj & Poopy

Class exercise for Terry.

Design: Site layout: Awesome large graphic as a "Splash" page. This is a bit confusing, as it is not 'clickable'. Closer ivestigation displays a standard navigation bar at the bottom of the page. Once in the site (home page), the layout is clear. Each icon blinks and animates on rollover in an amusing way.

Navigation: The site navigation is well labelled and intuitive. There is a standard navigation design at the top of each page.

Content: There's links to: animation episodes, interactive games, the merchandise store... there's even a light switch, which gives the visitor a laugh.

Animation: The animation in the navigation is meaningful. For example, Games, Poopy plays a games controller.

amy said...

Ok so i found 2 sites that i like.

The first is http://www.brainpop.com/.

The design is simple, lots of colour! Its very easy to navigate around and simple to use. Content, hmm well its an animated educational site, they use cartoons and animation to teach everything from art to science. The animation is simple. Theres animation on most of the title buttons as well as animated clips running alongside them.

The second one was http://www.balthaser.com/builder/fx_boot.asp

I just really liked the introduction, with the stars flying past, but especially the words, how they moved in and out of the screen. Design is formal, easy to navigate around, the site is for an interactive entertainment company so of course its good, lots of cool effects, with lots of flashy transitions.

angus said...

The aardman website is great, easy to navigate around. and a great style. It has some great animation through out it as well, example: when a page loads, in the corner a character is drinking a fellas beard through a straw which then become the character's afro. Nice

Check it out

aardman

leon said...

http://microsites.audi.co.uk/r8launch/

Design
The Design of the web site was made in flash

Navigation
Very easy to navigate with lots of buttons for u to choose from depending on what u want to know or see

Content
The content of the website is about selling a new design car called the Audi R8

Animation
The animation was a 3D mixed with flash and its animation is the progression of the car every step shows how it was built starting with the parts of the car to the end, the complete product.

Rosie said...

http://www.provoxmarketing.com/index-eng.htm
Manages to look both profesional as well as cute and friendly, easy to navigate with some nice subtle character animation.

http://www.teddiesinspace.com/
This one has a very interesting look, not much animation though.