The Unique Benefits and Limitations of Flash

The Unique Benefits and Limitations of Flash

The Unique Benefits and Limitations of Flash

Flash is the most popular development tool with powerful capability.

Let’s look at some advantages:

  • Supports audio, animation, and advanced interactivity
  • Is highly customizable
  • Can be used to customize skins/course templates in Articulate
  • Has a large developer community, providing great support for developers. There are many pre-built Flash files that can be downloaded for free or low cost

And now the limitations:

  • Time-consuming (not ideal for Rapid Development)
  • No pre-built templates
  • Need specific skill set in programming (Action Script, an Object-oriented language)

Let’s look at the ideal use scenarios for Flash. It is the ideal tool for

  • Highly custom and complex animations
  • Time is available
  • Customized assessments and customized look and feel
  • Ideal for all kinds of trainings, including product and process trainings, soft-skill trainings and even software simulations

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