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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Flash™ 8 in 24 Hours by Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 21. Optimizing a Flash Site

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • How to reduce the file size of a movie without affecting quality

  • How to remove unnecessary special effects to improve performance

By now, you can draw, animate, and design a site that's both interesting to look at and easy to use. Of course, you can always run either Test Movie or Publish Preview to get an accurate idea of how a movie will play. However, there can still be a marked difference between how a movie plays on your computer and how it plays when viewed by a web audience. Not only do connection speeds vary, but each user's computer may perform differently. The result might be that although a movie instantly plays smoothly on your computer, it takes a long time to download ...

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