Flash is a very versatile program; there are many applications for Flash, for example: ads, navigation menus ( Not advised ), games, and a variety of calculators can be made. Playlist.com's whole music player interface is made with Flash. In many ways there are two different types of flash: Animation and Programming. Obviously the programming is a little trickier, but basic ActionScript combined with animation can yield great results. Play around with the various tween options and drawing interface before reading these tutorials.