In the late 1990s I used Macromedia Director and it’s scripting language Lingo to create interactive desktop applications and presentations. The Flash format and Actionscript language eventually became the successor to Director and at one point the Shockwave Flash plugin came preinstalled in web browsers on most operating systems. The bulk of my Flash animation work was for banner ads and a couple presentations. Past couple of years I’ve taken a hiatus from working with Flash as it’s popularity declined. The new version though, called Adobe Animate, looks to be a powerful authoring tool.