files are a streaming media format. This means that
the animation will begin to play before the whole file is
downloaded. While the audience is viewing the file, the next
sequence is being downloaded.
produces very small file sizes, particularly when the
contents of the animation are restricted to basic shapes,
such as text and drawn images.
Flash requires an additional software, known as a plug-in
to be installed on the users computer. However, this plug-in
comes pre-installed with all recent web browsers (Netscape
3.x and above, Internet Explorer 4.x and above).
Recent statistics show that more than 99% of Internet
users, so virtually everyone, have the Flash 4 plug-in installed.