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    Flash alternative

    Hi all

    I've been asked if anyone can recommend me a Flash alternative, for the main purpose of creating animations/banners.

    Flash and/or Adobe site licences are just to far beyond us at the moment however much I would like to purchase them so, cheaper the better if possible!

    Thanks

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    A simple animated banner can be done as a gif. I've created successful animations with FlashDevelop.org but I haven't played with it for a for or five years. I guess that means it can only be even better.

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    What about Gimp?

    You can make animations with it, I know from experience.

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    Adobe Edge Animate? It's free and is essentially the HTML5 equivalent to Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Adobe Edge Animate? It's free and is essentially the HTML5 equivalent to Flash.
    Is it free for edu?
    Edge Animate will cost $499 for a perpetual license or $14.99

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    I should have added an asterisk next to 'free'.

    * For a limited period, the $499 price is being waived, and Edge Animate will be free.

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    What about Silverlight? There must be developer apps/tools for this? Or HTML5 of course.

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    HTML5 or fancy javascript - all of our website Flash objects were stripped out for JS equivalents. Obviously not everything can be done in JS though.

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    Thanks for the replies, will take a closer look at the ones above.

    I did look at Silverlight and we have Microsoft Blend through the dreamspark/expression web included in the EES agreement but at the glance I took it did seem heavily programming based. I think ideally, while simple programming might be viable, anything complex would rather be avoided.

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