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Adobe® CS4 Web Workflows: Building Web Sites With Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 by Joseph W. Lowery

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Chapter 7. BUILDING FLASH INTROS

BUILDING FLASH INTROS
BUILDING FLASH INTROS

Flash is a key player in almost all of the Adobe Creative Suite configurations, particularly the Web-related ones. As such, it integrates smoothly with much of the Adobe product line. You can easily move images into Flash from Photoshop or Fireworks; you can even import the properties you'd like from either image-based tool. Theworkflow from Flash to Dreamweaver and back is just as elegant and well defined.

There are many different ways to use Flash on the Web. A Flash intro typically consists of a single Flash movie contained in a site's home or gateway page. While nowhere near as popular as they once were, Flash intros are occasionally requested by clients. However, that is not the reason this design choice is covered in this book. For the purpose of this book, the standard Flash intro is included because it incorporates many fundamental Flash techniques—such as working with timelines and incorporating images—and demonstrates the workflow of integrating a Flash movie in a Dreamweaver Web page.

In the following exercises, you'll learn these core Flash techniques:

  • Importing images

  • Manipulating the timeline

  • Creating navigation buttons

And this Dreamweaver technique:

  • Inserting Flash movies

SETTING THE STAGE

While Flash has expanded its repertoire to rich Internet ...

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