FlashFlash animation has been around for many years and has been misued for most of those years. However, despite the bad press Flash technology has gotten, there is an appropriate place for it in website design. Banners, advertisement, tutorials, etc. are just some examples where Flash can be used effectively. Additionally, Flash can also be made web-accessible.
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Flash can be used effectively.