ADOBE FLASH (FORMERLY MACROMEDIA FLASH)
Adobe Flash Professional software is an advanced authoring environment for creating rich, interactive content for digital, web, and mobile platforms. Create interactive websites, rich media advertisements, instructional media, engaging presentations, games, and more.
Today, more than 90% of all web surfers have the Flash Plug-in installed and the tool offers something for everyone, including animation, dynamic content delivery, interactive polls, photo galleries and streaming video.
NOTE: Flash software is not the same as the Flash Player Plug-in. The “plug-in” is only used to view Flash content in your browser. The content itself is created with Flash software. You can find out more about Flash software, and purchase it at the Adobe website.
Vendors that sell ready-made Flash template websites and components:
Flash Template Store
Free Flash Template
Adobe Flex is a highly productive, free open source framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. Flex applications can be built using only the free Flex SDK, or developers can use the Adobe Flex Builder software to dramatically accelerate development.
Popular vector illustration software used by designers for both printed, web and video publication and design.
Industry-standard image manipulation program used to prepare images for publications, the web, and now video presentation.