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Adding Behaviors To The Menu Buttons For Your Flash Website
You need a way to navigate from one webpage to the next and like all websites we will use the buttons in the navigation menu. We have already created these buttons and now we will assign behaviors that will tell our Flash website which frame, and its contents, to display for each button.
Building Webpages Along The Flash Timeline
If you have been following along with the previous tutorials, you should have sectioned your webpages along the Actions layer in the Flash Timeline. We have also added the images and text that will make up the Home webpage of your Flash website. Now we will continue to build the individual webpages.
Add Content For The Home Webpage Of Your Flash Website
Now that we have positioned the keyframes for the webpages along the Timeline of your Flash website, we are ready to build the individual webpages by adding the images, text, buttons and etc. onto a new layer that we will call Content. We will add the specific content for the Home webpage.
Section Your Webpages Along The Flash Timeline
You should now have all the buttons in place in your navigational menu area. Now we will work on the Timeline of your Flash website. We will divide the Timeline into sections that will represent the webpages of your site.
Import A Sound Clip Into Flash And Add It To A Flash Button
In the last tutorial, you made the rollover buttons for the navigational menu of your site. Now we will import a sound clip into your Flash movie and have the sound play when the button is clicked.
How to Make Buttons for a Flash Website From A Button Symbol
In the last tutorial we created a button symbol template that we will now use as the starting point for making more buttons. Starting from this template, we will make the individual buttons for the pages of your site.
How To Make A Flash Button
If you have been following along in the series, you are now ready to create menu buttons for your Flash website. We will create a template button that we will later use as the foundation to create your rollover menu buttons.
Introduction to Flash Symbols
One way to keep the file size of your Flash website movie to a minimum is to convert the major and repeating elements of your website into Flash Symbols. Flash Symbols are reusable elements that are stored in the Flash Library. Letīs convert the background elements of your website into a symbol.
Add Static Text to the Flash Stage
So far you have set the dimensions of the stage and placed the image that will be the background for your navigational links at the top of the stage. Now you will add some static text to the bottom of the stage. Static text is text that does not change. This text will be the copyright information.
Importing Your Navigational Menu Image into Your Flash Website Movie
In this tutorial we will import the image you plan to use as the background image for the navigational menu of your Flash website. We will place it on top of the stage by using the Flash Import feature. Later we will create the menu buttons that will go on top of this background menu image.
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