for the web, Macromedia Flash is used to create beautiful animations,
navigation, interfaces, ad banners, logos, technical illustrations,
and full-length cartoons. Flash movies are compact, vector graphics,
so they download rapidly and scale to the viewer's screen size.
You can visualize Flash as a very small movie. Not only does it
contain movement, but audio can be incorporated into it as well.
example below on how a Flash animation can be neetly integrated
into your website!