OK, I'm a beginner at both JS and Flash, but I'm experienced in other computer languages and I don't think it'll be too hard to do one or the other.
This is what I want to do: create a photo gallery that has a set of thumbnails, and clicking on each one enlarges the photo--you've all seen this before. I also want the gallery to be able to read an XML file containing information on all the photos, including file location, size, and description information.
So what would be better for this task? JS or Flash? I know JS is pretty good at parsing through XML, but I'd like for some nice smooth sliding animation effects as you scroll through all the pictures, and Flash seems to be best at that, and I'll be able to add more effects later.