I usually make a quick check of websites I made some time ago to see if everything is all right. Imagine my surprise or what I personally call near death experience, when the flash website which should be gray and awesome was basically black with poorly cut out images on top. If this sounds familiar please keep reading I've got few ideas :-)
At the outset I explain that my intention is not to discourage the flash based websites. On the contrary, the flash is certainly worth attention. I say more, It's the basis of my every day work. However, not all gold that shines and there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a Flash based website.
When creating a website sooner or later each of us will put this question before. I think the correct answer is never clear, and most often looks like this: "depends on what you need it for". And this is a very good starting point.