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Preparing to Build Your Flash Website
The Flash based website that we will create during this series can be used as an online portfolio or catalog for a professional artist or crafter. Besides a copy of Flash MX 2004, you will also need a few other things; mockup of site, images and color scheme.
Preparing to Open the Envelope
Now that we have flipped our envelope to reveal the back side, we will get ready to open the top flap to reveal the card inside.
Product Review - Macromedia Studio and Flash MX 2004
For many years, Macromedia Flash has been the industry standard for creating motion graphics, interactive web content and desktop applications. When most people think of Flash they think of the motion graphics character animation that you find in ecards and digital games. But there is no limit
Product Tour Text Balloon Animation
Now we will add the motion tween for our text balloon animation in our Flash Product Tour project.
Professional Flash Mobile Development
Review of Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications by Richard Wagner.
Program Button with ActionScript and Script Assist
Now we will code our button. This code will tell Flash to listen for a mouse event, such as our button being clicked. Then we will write a function to tell Flash what to do when the button is clicked. Our function will tell Flash to go back to the first frame and play the animation again.
Programming the Start Button - Flash Storybook
We will add ActionScript to the button that will start our Flash Storybook app.
Project Properties for Motion 5 Projects
We will add a solid bottom to the project. Donít confuse this with a background layer that will be the first of many layers that we will add to the Layers pane. These layers will contain the design elements for our project. At this point, we are still working with the project properties.
Publishing Your Flash Movie
You are finally ready to publish your Flash movie to the web. Some people find this a confusing process the first time through. There are a few points that we should cover to make your life easier.
Publishing Your Flash Website
Now that you have finished and tested your Flash(R) website, you are ready to publish to the web. However, you will need more than just the finished .swf file. You will also need some HTML files that work with this .swf file on the web.
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