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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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Introduction

Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is the latest version of the enormously popular web design tool. In its original incarnation, Flash gave web designers an efficient way to send artwork and animation over limited-bandwidth connections. Flash’s claim to fame was its ability to deliver vector images over the web, making download times shorter. Flash’s use of progressive downloading and streaming allowed some elements of a website to display immediately, making sites more responsive.

Today Flash is a robust toolkit for creating anything from simple animations to full-fledged websites and complex web applications. To the simple tools for creating and animating artwork and interface elements and writing the HTML necessary to display all those ...

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