Erich’s Top 10 Best Flex Websites & Examples

January 8th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The number of Adobe Flex-built websites out there is growing day-by-day, which is a good thing. Below is an updated list of some of the best examples of Flex development I’ve seen to date:

1. Xuland
     http://www.xuland.com

What I like most about Xuland is that you wouldn’t immediately know that it’s a Flex/Flash site without right-clicking to see the usual Adobe context menu. Essentially, you get the benefits of Flex without the sluggish feel of some heavy Flash applications. It was completely written in Flex 4, ColdFusion and the Swiz Inversion-of-Control Framework and I think its a great example of using Adobe Flex and Flash for social networking.

Check out the official Facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/xuland

2. Tour de Flex
     http://www.adobe.com/devnet-apps/flex/tourdeflex/web/

Adobe’s own AIR/Flex-based application showing off the virtues of Flex. Chocked full of code-examples, it’s a fantastic resource for anyone getting into Flex development.

3. FlexDownloads
     http://www.flexdownloads.com

Impressive. A great example of how Flex can be used to build an entire website with a shopping cart. Flex can be used for a wide variety of applications, not just dashboard widgets.

What I like the most about this site is the speed. Click on a country and the zoom happens quickly. No lag, or jittery transitions.

4. TweetDeck
     http://www.tweetdeck.com/

Originally an Adobe AIR application, TweetDeck interfaces with Twitter and other social networks to create a one-stop shop for updating your status and profile. They’ve not extended their application to reach iPhone, iPad and Android users.

5. IBM’s ILOG Elixir World Factbook Dashboard
     http://visunetdemos.demos.ibm.com/blogsamples/factbook2/FactBookSE.html

6. Brightcove Studio
     http://www.brightcove.com/

Although you have to sign up for the free 30 day trial in order to view the Studio application, once you do you’ll immediately see the extent to which Flex can be used for something as technical and comprehensive as online video publishing and distribution.

7. Photoshop.com
     https://www.photoshop.com/

Amazing example of using Flex to re-create Adobe’s best known image editor.

8. New York Times Reader
     http://timesreader.nytimes.com/timesreader/index.html

Times Reader 2.0 is powered by Adobe AIR and is a great example of using Adobe Flex as a rendering engine for an online news reader.

9. ChessJam
     https://chessjam.com

ChessJam is an online chess application written using a variety of Adobe technologies (ColdFusion, Flex, AIR and LCDS) and is a fantastic example of using Flex for online interactive gaming.

10. Mini Cooper USA Configurator
     http://miniusa.com/#/build/configurator/mini-m

Excellent example of an RIA application that doesn’t look like your typical RIA application. Most Flex applications are notorious for using the default styles and themes provided in the Flex SDK. Mini Cooper’s custom car configurator is a nice example of maximizing the Flex framework without using any of its default look and feel.

11. 24 Hour Fitness Member Services Online
     http://www.24hourfitness.com

Again, I built this for 24 Hour Fitness a couple of years ago. It’s very simple in its design, but the entire thing was developed using Flex 3 & Cairngorm and the original objective was to blend into 24 Hour Fitness’s website as seamlessly as possible.

For a larger showcase of Flex Examples, check out Adobe’s own showcase:

Adobe Flex Showcase
     flex.org

Have another example? Write me!

  1. September 15th, 2009 at 21:13 | #1

    Big thanks for listing mbusa.com as #1 in the list :-)
    Cheers
    Kaushik

  2. October 18th, 2009 at 12:13 | #2

    Hi,You can look over mazda.com, sony.com

  3. December 24th, 2009 at 18:36 | #3

    I kind of like http://www.FlexDownloads.com for a couple of reasons
    1. It is made completely in flex and has everything you can want in a RIA like history mgmt/back browser button, tooltips, fantastic UI elements
    2. It is a marketplace for Flex components so you can assemble your own flex website from components here

  4. James
    December 27th, 2009 at 19:56 | #4

    take a look here…
    http://www.keyzer0.com

  5. December 28th, 2009 at 12:43 | #5

    Hey,

    kommt http://www.b2reel.com auch ins Ranking ?
    ;-)

    Würde uns sehr freuen,
    Grüße,
    Chris

  6. December 28th, 2009 at 13:31 | #6

    Rajiv Totlani :

    I kind of like http://www.FlexDownloads.com for a couple of reasons
    1. It is made completely in flex and has everything you can want in a RIA like history mgmt/back browser button, tooltips, fantastic UI elements
    2. It is a marketplace for Flex components so you can assemble your own flex website from components here

    Love it! Great looking site too!

  7. December 28th, 2009 at 13:50 | #7

    James :

    take a look here…
    http://www.keyzer0.com

    What I like about keyzer0 is the transition effects shown when minimizing one of the sub-panels on the main display. Love it!

  8. deniz karaboğa
    December 31st, 2009 at 13:23 | #8

    @James
    it is wonderful.

  9. Greg Russo
    January 11th, 2010 at 17:46 | #9

    I think Snipia (http://www.snipia.com/) should definitely be part of this list. They do team task and file sharing, kind of like a corporate Twitter. Their entire interface is Flex and the upload tool is awesome.

  10. Ravi
    September 23rd, 2010 at 07:40 | #10

    I like KeyZer0 and snipia. They are cool

  11. October 7th, 2010 at 02:33 | #11

    Hi
    Such an inspiring selection, I am humbled.
    I have developed a Flex site , its not perfect but any advice or comments are really welcome from you guys , I have been doing it for about 4 months and there’s still a long way to go

    check out http://www.musicfortheworkers.com

    Thanks

  12. Mahesh
    October 7th, 2010 at 06:46 | #12

    Sony is best

  13. October 19th, 2010 at 06:46 | #13

    I would like to share my website is http://www.getria.net Its fully done in flex also its a flex marketplace,and the useful flex blog is http://www.vinoddanims.wordpress.com you can get free flex template with full source code and widgets much more……

  14. October 19th, 2010 at 06:49 | #14

    I would like to share my website is http://www.getria.net Its fully done in flex also its a flex marketplace,and the useful flex blog is http://www.vinoddanims.wordpress.com you can get free flex template with full source code and widgets much more…… .

  15. November 17th, 2010 at 23:43 | #15

    ок не слышал такого в киеве

  16. January 12th, 2011 at 03:27 | #16

    клас , измените шрифты плохо видно

  17. February 17th, 2011 at 10:27 | #17

    Check out http://www.onebudget.com for flex based website with great looks.

  18. March 11th, 2011 at 08:26 | #18

    http://www.brandmoods.com flex website for text analytics check out and give ur feedback … :)

  19. April 14th, 2011 at 14:21 | #19

    Hi.
    I’m rebuilding our website and I want to do it in Flex 4.
    This page has sure been an inspiration.
    Too bad there’s no code available ;-) )

  20. June 11th, 2011 at 06:32 | #20

    This RIA online business in Spain has also been created in flash, and the ability to answer queries and presentation of data is incredibly fast.
    http://www.tecnolopd.com

  21. August 10th, 2011 at 23:58 | #21

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  22. Alex
    August 16th, 2011 at 22:57 | #22

    Printerstudio uses Flex in its online builder for personalizing products. Upload, drag and drop images and add text with instant preview. Need to learn how. It’s amazing.

    http://www.printerstudio.com

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