I love flash. I keep hearing people say they hate it, but I love it. It’s a lot of fun to create something in Flash, and then be able to play it for people so they can mess around with it. I played my Voyager 2 slider for my dad and he loved it.
I’ve always had an eye for animation. When I was a child I used to use the family video camera to make stop-motion animations of lego guys and GI Joe’s fighting and mutilating each other. It was fun, and it taught me a lot about visualizing things in a timeline form. I think this is why I enjoy Flash so much: it’s the digital version of my childhood animations.
But recently I’ve been reading a bit about HTML5 and the new version of internet explorer. Both have me a little worried about Flash. I’ve read about how Flash is dying, and also about how it’s not dying, just simply fitting into it’s place better. But that leaves me wondering: where will Flash fit in? I’m spending an awful amount of time using it to create things, and I would hate for these skills not to translate to the real world.
Until I get some clear guidance here, I’m going to continue to hammer away at these Flash project, not only because they’re assigned to us, but because I enjoy using Flash. I hope it doesn’t leave me hanging in the long run!