13 Jun 06
16 Jul 07 12:06 am
For creating interactive animated websites, Flash is still king. After Effects is a digital compositing software for adding special effects to movies.
If you're just looking for "cool stuff" to add to your site, you're probably not going to have much luck learning Flash, since it takes quite a lot of serious study. If you were to embark on learning Flash you'd not only have to spend many hundreds of dollars on the software, but you'd also be embarking on a year (or two) long learning curve!
If you're just wanting something funky to put on your site, either consider hiring someone to create it for you, or do a hunt online for pre-made scripts and/or plugins that do the same thing. There's a lot of stuff out there.
What exactly were you wanting to create? Can you show us examples?
All the best,