Flash is a multimedia development tool that creates high-end applications to be embedded into web pages. Flash programs can also be used as stand-alone applications. Flash's power comes from the use of vector graphics, which can be scaled, to anybody's monitor settings without a loss of quality. Another feature that makes Macromedia's Flash popular is the compact size of Flash files. The software can deliver high-end graphics through the web by keeping the file sizes relatively small. Flash can also incorporate video clips, image files, sound files, and will import files from other vector programs like Adobe Illustrator.
Macromedia Flash is a program, browser plugin, and file format for creating and viewing interactive movies. It is similar to SMIL+ SVG. See also: Macromedia Flash Professional Wikipedia: Macromedia Flash
Rich dynamic content applications - what is used in the Client, Receptionist and Administrator Desktop pages.
A program developed by Macromedia, Inc. that was initially developed as a way to create small, fast-loading animations that could be used in Web pages. It is now a full Web page authoring tool that allows developers to create interactive media ranging from animated logos to Web site navigational controls and even entire Web sites.
The Flash files (or "Movies") appear in a web page for viewing in a web browser. Flash files exist most often as animations, advertisements, or design elements on web pages and, more recently, Rich Internet Applications. A Flash file can contain more diverse information than a regular image file of the same size.
Flash is not accessible and does not meet ADA requirements. Alternative non-FLASH pages should be provided.
A software package that supports relatively low-bandwidth animation and other effects; it enjoys wide usage on the World Wide Web. Refers to both the software on web browsers for viewing Flash files, and the digital art tool used to create them.