In support of an article I wrote for my e-zine today, “The Problem with Flash” I have compiled a few sites that show excellent graphical design without being constructed entirely in Flash.
Examples of What Can Be Done Without Flash:
Shows what can be done graphically with a traditionally conservative business industry.
Gorgeous use of background images by talented illustrator and designer, Nick La.
(in case you can’t get enough - a whole gallery of these full-bleed background designs: http://www.webdesignerwall.com/trends/80-large-background-websites/
A classic of amazing CSS design. (Click through all the designs in the right-hand menu.)
Another portfolio that proves Flash isn’t necessary for sexy effects.
Shows the limitless design options of HTML.
Galleries of Great Non-Flash website design:
An Example of a Hybrid Site
Lest you think I detest Flash in all its incarnations, a sensible example of using Flash elements in an otherwise standard website.
Only the top graphic of the logo and lizard is Flash on this site.