I started using Flash about fifteen years ago, mainly to create websites, but also the occasional web banner. Making things move across the screen was so simple. Now, of course, HTML5 is the standard, and it’s back to straight coding. But then Adobe Animate came along and brought the simplicity of creating a Flash animation to HTML5.
A few years ago I took a big step deeper into motion design and took on After Effects. This program is like Photoshop on wheels, I don’t think there’s anywhere you can’t go with it. Learning After Effects has been a huge undertaking, but a lot of fun, for sure.