Human beings are creators, flinging powerful images into the minds of their fellow-men. And all of these images are built of tiny particles of thought. ~Roy H. Williams
The internet has spanned over the course of time to be a vital tool in communication, socialization, marketing, and the list continues to grow. Since the early days of people linking information electronically through something as simple as a text-based document to more complex motion video. I want to focus on the more complex side of internet applications concerning flash player. Flash player is used to add animations, video , and other interactive tools. Here is an example of flash technology:
If you can interact with the animation of the robot in your browser then that means your flash player is obviously up to working condition. These are just few of the many examples that flash is used throughout the web.
The history behind flash started when Jonathan Gay made an application with the SmartSketch software. It then went on to be known as FutureSplashAnimator until 2005 when Adobe bought Micromedia (the company that first bought the animating software) and thus changed the software name to Adobe Flash.
The format of flash files are labeled as SWF or Shockwave Flash Movies. They have also been called Flash Movies or Flash Applications. Regardless of the name all flash files must have the .swf tag at the end of the file name. By using vector graphics along with programming code can create up to even smaller flash files which in turn leads to lower amounts of bandwidth. While this maybe good for some examples like small animation projects it would not be advisable to use flash for longer video projects.
So that is why Adobe flash is a vital part of how we communicate with people through the internet today. Without this vital applet that is being used as I type this blog we would not be able to express our opinions on worldly matters, artistic ideas, and even just plain old slapstick humor.