Okay, so Flash is getting beat up a bit by the whole Apple thing. With the advent of HTML5 and the canvas tag, most developers declared Flash dead. Well, I say not so fast, they both have a place. To keep pace with the web and stay out front, Adobe has introduced Adobe Edge.
After playing around with it, I found it to be sort of like Flash Catalyst or After Effects in how you approach it. Easy to use and it can create some pretty cool animations!
Check it out here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/
Here's a simple animation that is all HTML5—that took me 1 minute to create, without ever having opened the app before (yes, you can do better):
Note: This won't work in every browser! New tech, right!?