The letterbox clack-thump I heard over my coffee this morning was the new issue of .net magazine arriving in style. Open it up to page 52 and treat yourself to the four pages they gave me to tell you about my favourite uses of Flash. Well, strictly speaking it’s three pages, as one is fabulously illutrated by the wonderfully talented Mike Chipperfield of Magictorch.

when I’m knee deep in Objective-C and openFrameworks, why is Flash still relevant to me,
and indeed to you?

But “Flash?” I hear you question! Just when I’m knee deep in Objective-C and openFrameworks, why is Flash still relevant to me, and indeed to you? Well, you’ll need to read the article to find out in detail, but to borrow from Mark Twain, reports of Flash’s death are greatly exaggerated.

And you’re likely to be surprised by some of my choices. Instead of pulling out ten sweet spots from thefwa.com I broadened my definition of the “use of Flash” to include content created by the Flash authoring environment but not delivered by the Flash player, and content not created by Flash but delivered through the Flash player.

This allowed me to consider some fringe uses of Flash which are likely to become increasingly important

This allowed me to consider some fringe uses of Flash which are likely to become increasingly important as more traditionally mainstream features, such as video playback, start to move away to be handled by the browser itself.

So nip into your local newsagent on your way home from work today and grab a copy, or even better, save yourself wad of cash by subscribing here. Less money on magazines = more money for the pub.