When it comes to Flash, there are some conflicting views. There is a misconception that that Flash web pages are not seen by search engines and can’t be indexed at all. Others reckon that Flash sites are not user-friendly and load for ages.

If you are one of those individuals who’ve overlooked and ignored Flash as a viable CMS, I hope this post will make you look twice.



1. FlashMoto Flash CMS



FlashMoto Flash CMS Demo

FlashMoto is an advanced Flash content management system that allows users to create fully editable, extensible and SEO-friendly Flash websites and easily manage them. FlashMoto is intended for Flash developers, freelancers and design studios that are engaged in creating custom Flash sites or modifying web templates. It provides an opportunity to create a website of any complexity, starting from an online business card to a full-fledged portfolio.

So far, there is no way to create multiple accounts for the CMS. In theory, FlashMoto allows the replacement of one template by another (but profound Flash skills required).

System Requirements

  • PHP 5.2+
  • Zend Optimizer v3.3 and higher
Pricing

The standalone version of FlashMoto CMS costs $199, while one template + CMS costs around $250.

2. Royale/CMS



Royale/CMS Demo

Royale CMS is a rebrandable content management system created by an interactive agency for agencies and freelancers. With this CMS, you may create the structure that fits your design. They make an emphasis on the rebranding feature: users may upload their own logo and change the colors. Royale CMS is specifically designed for websites that typically use external XML data.

System Requirements

  • Apache 2 (or higher) with mod_rewrite
  • PHP 5.2 with GD library 2 (or higher)
  • MySQL 5.1 (or higher)
Pricing

One license costs $199.

3. Saffron Flash CMS



Saffron Video Tour

Saffron CMS is a WYISWYG content management system for Flash-based websites. It is a set of seven readymade components and a controller component that can be incorporated into a Flash-based website and the website content can be updated without leaving the browser window.

System Requirements

  • Adobe/Macromedia Flash MX/MX 2004/8, or Flash CS3 (Windows or Mac)
  • ActionScript 2.0
Pricing

Saffron CMS costs $129.00.

4. fCMSPro



fCMSPro Screencast

fCMSPro is a Flash component from Flashloaded. It is a solid Flash content management system that provides a lot of useful features for fast and easy Flash website management. Like any other CMS, it makes it possible for users to update content directly on a live website. Websites created with fCMSPro are search-engine-friendly.

System Requirements

  • Adobe/Macromedia Flash 8, Flash CS3+
  • Flash Player 8, 9 or 10
  • ActionScript 2.0
  • PHP version 4.3.0 or higher
  • MySQL 4.1.1 or higher
Pricing

fCMSPro costs $ 299 (per website).

5. Yooba CMS



Yooba CMS Live Demo

Yooba is one of the convenient Flash content management systems that allow users to create rich-media content without having to be a programmer. The user interface looks and works just like any application installed on your computer. Yooba comes in two different account types: Professional (monthly subscription) and Enterprise (annual subscription).

System Requirements

As hosting is included, you don’t have to worry about the system requirements.

Pricing

Yooba price depends on the account type and subscription period.

6. Flashblocks



Flashblocks Live Demo

Flashblocks is a simple Flash content management system aimed mostly at Flash designers. It provides easy ways to create, update, and arrange Flash content from any web browser.

System Requirements

  • Flash MX, 8, CS3, CS4 or CS5
  • ActionScript 2.0
  • PHP 4-6 on the server and GD2.0 for image processing
Pricing

Flashblocks initially costs $240 with additional licenses being substantially less.

7. FlashContentManager



FlashContentManager Demo

FlashContentManager is a simple File Manager developed for Flash websites with external content that allows users to update text, images, SWFs, MP3s, etc. directly on a live website. It is aimed at both Flash designers and end-users.

System Requirements

  • PHP enabled server
  • GD extension in PHP
Pricing

FlashContentManager costs 50.

8. Flypaper



Flypaper Demo (Registration Needed)

The Flypaper Platform was designed specifically for agencies and companies that create and use interactive content. Non-technical users can create content without Flash skills and programming knowledge.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (Service Pack 2 and above)
  • 1GHz Pentium processor or higher (2GHz, dual core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.115.0 or later (included)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (*install .NET before installing Flypaper*)
Pricing

The price depends on the subscription type and the number of modules available.

9. Maki CMS



Maki CMS Demo

Maki is another simple content management system that allows users to build and update Flash-based websites. Maki provides a range of readymade templates that you choose and customize.

System Requirements

There are no system requirements as all Maki CMS websites are hosted on their server.

Pricing

The price (164406) depends on the subscription type.

10. Flint CMS



Flint CMS is a simple Flash content editor that can be integrated into your own content management solution. It can be used with the news manager, product catalog or anything else.

System Requirements

  • PHP server
  • GD plugin
Pricing

The site license costs 49.

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About the Author

Tatiana Titkova is a copywriter/marketing specialist interested in web design, development, SEO, and SEM/SMO currently working for FlashMoto.com – an advanced Flash content management system provider. You may connect with her on Twitter.




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