Flash Animations vs. Flash Website Development
The distinction between a Flash Animation and Flash Website Development is the level of Flash being implemented. Flash animation would only involved incorporating Flash elements into a non-Flash site whereas Flash Website Development would involve every aspect of the site being created using Flash.
Best of Both Worlds
Adding Flash animations to a non-Flash site can deliver the best of both worlds. The limitations of full Flash site development are eliminated while still availing of Flash's ability to add life and impact to a site.
Flash animations are also ideal for creating advertising content on a site and can even be developed into actual micro-sites with their own content and navigation, all within the page they are embedded on.