In 2003 I took CIW Associate and CIW Professional courses at LearningIT in Stirling before starting Webreturn. I had been building websites for several years before, but I learned a lot from the short time there. One of the many extras in the training was an introduction to Flash.
Flash was seen by some as the future for many websites, or at least those that wanted animation and interaction. I used Flash in the early days and was both enchanted with the possibilities, and disappointed with the proprietary nature of it and the confusing interface, especially when Adobe took over Macromedia in 2005.
Some of my websites using Flash will live on in the Internet Archives, but it is well and truly defunct now, and is a lesson to always keep it simple, don’t rely on proprietary technologies, use open standards.