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What is Flash?

Flash is a solution for producing high impact web sites, alive with animations, sounds, innovative interfaces and amazing graphics. Flash integrates with vector art, mp3 audio, sound and images to produce impressive web sites. Get the full lowdown, with links to the trial 30 day downloads here!
» What is FlashKit?
Flash Kit is the world's largest Flash resource site. What on earth does that mean?, you ask. Well, it is a one stop raw materials centre for flash creations, containing thousands of open source movies, online tutorials, help forums, sound effects and loops, and fonts. As if that wasn't amazing enough in itself, Flash Kit is completely free! :)
» First things First - Navigating the Site
The easiest way to navigate around Flash Kit is to use the navigation bar at the top of your screen. It has links to all the major areas of Flash Kit, and these areas have also been conveniently divided into subcategories for you. If you get stuck, there is a Search Site option in the top right hand corner of the home page. Use it, as it's a great way to find what you want FAST!
» Secondly...Join up!
We recommend joining the Flash Kit community by going to the board and registering as a member. Membership is free and entitles you to read and post to the numerous message boards Flash Kit has to offer. Ranging from the Newbies help section, to the casual and highly humorous Coffee Lounge, the message boards are an excellent way of getting to know the people on Flash Kit, and to learn! We also have a weekly newsletter so you don't miss out!
» Third is the one with the hairy chest...Flash me!
If you haven't already – start Flashing!! The online tutorials guide you through all the basic steps of learning to use Flash, and if you have a problem, the help forums aren't too far away. The Movies section contains many open source movies, which can be downloaded, so you can see how other people have made their fantastic flash creations. To liven up your Flash 'piece de resistance', the Flash Kit team have spent weeks scouring the internet for cool sound effects, fonts and sound loops. Just like most of Flash Kit, these are free to download!!
» Lights, Camera, Action. Open Source Movies
Movies are the most popular feature of Flash Kit. This section contains thousands of open-source movies - created by both flash masters and normal people like you and me. Open source . . . huh? Well, that means that not only can you download the movie, but the source file as well. This enables you to peer somewhat intrusively into how each movie was created, and repeat the effect in your own movie. The movies have been broken up into categories ( e.g. 3D, Effects, Games, Animation, Scripting, Sound etc), and these categories have been subdivided (e.g. Effects has sub categories Eye Candy, Special Effects, Text Effects, Masking, etc.). Each individual movie has a preview page with details such as other people's opinions on the movie, and the overall rating of the movie.

You can post your own comments, and upload your own variations as well, so it is a continually growing resource! If you want to submit a movie it's a great way to get exposure, and it helps us grow as well!!

» Alright class, Stop, Look and Listen! Online Tutorials
Another contender for Flash Kit's popularity award is the Tutorials section. Here, flash gurus from Flash Kit and around the world have written step-by-step guides to creating whiz-bang flash effects. As with all of Flash Kit, we have endeavour to help you by dividing Tutorials into sections: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Special Effects, Action Script - the list goes on. Each tutorial features a brief description, downloadable file, hit counter, user opinions and ratings. Learning at school was never this fun, plus there are no bullies to take your lunch money at Flash Kit!
» Help - I've fallen down and can't get up! Our message boards!
At Flash Kit, we take the famous Beatles' lyrics "Help, I need somebody! Help, not just anybody!" very, very seriously. The Help section of the message boards is the port of call for Flashers caught in a storm of trouble. With eleven different help forums (Newbies, Flash 5, General Help, Sounds and Music etc.) Flash Kit can serve as your online Flash counsellor! Our own Flash gurus, as well as flash experts from around the world regularly drop by the help forums to assist you in all your Flashing needs.

We also host the official support forums for a large number of Flash related third party software makers, such as Swish, Swift 3d, Swift Generator and more!
» The hills are alive with the Sound of Music. Sound FX. And Sound Loops.
Once again, Flash Kit has come to your Flashing rescue. Need that nifty 'zoop' sound effect? Want that cool drum'n'bass sound loop? Desire that ambient panpipe music? Walk right in, sit right down - Flash Kit has the lot, with thousands of Sound Effects and hundreds of Sound Loops, growing daily! Our team has trawled the net and then put on light blue rubber gloves to sift through the results, collating a staggering amount of sounds for you to use in your movies. And, you guessed it - we have divided them into categories, and sub-categories. How can you go wrong with names such as Blips, Clicks, Clanks, Zoops, Zangs and Mayhem. It really doesn't get any easier than this. Wait, hang on a minute - yes it does! We have included a search option - now it's even easier to find all the 'bloops' you could ever want.

Powerful searching, and fast downloading realtime Flash previews make this a real winner, finding audio was never this easy! Make sure you check out our loop Flashtrak versions as well - Flash Kit loops all have a downloadable version with a real Flash Spectrum analyser, and it's real!!!
» Fontsy that!
The title says it all really, and by now you should have realised that the Flash Kit Team have spent a long time collecting stuff just for your benefit - and that applies to Fonts as well. In fact, well over 1000 are available to be downloaded. With the added option of myFK, our fonts section will make you say "Fontsy that!".

Each font has a quick image preview, and a fully interactive Flash preview as well, you can preview the text you want, in your desired font before you download it!
» I have too much blood in my coffee system . . .
The Coffee Lounge is where the cool Flashers go to hang out. Laid back and lackadaisical are both words that apply to the people here, and if you want to get to know Flashers from around the world the lounge is the ideal place. Flash Kit has over 500,000 members, and this is growing daily.
» You have three messages . . .
Although the Coffee Lounge is a blast there are many other message boards available to let you have your say. With topics including Site Check, Competitions, Cool Sites and Design, the message boards are the best place to hang out, catch up on the latest gossip and get and share some help.

That concludes your virtual tour of Flash Kit, we hope you enjoyed yourself, and have a better understanding of what its all about! Catchya around!
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
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Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
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Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.