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Creating a First Web Site with Flash CS4 Professional

Creating a First Web Site with Flash CS4 Professional

with Paul Trani

Video: Welcome and overview

So you have used Flash to create some graphics and animation before, but want to learn how to do more. Well, it's time to bring it to the next level. (Music playing.) Welcome to creating your first web site with Flash CS4 Professional. I'm Paul Trani. I know making your first Flash site can seem really daunting since it's so flexible, allowing for so many different ways to do things. But what I offer you is a chance to really cut through all that clutter, to build a really clean, sexy Flash site that focuses on results.

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Creating a First Web Site with Flash CS4 Professional
3h 8m Beginner Apr 15, 2009

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Information on how to learn Flash is prevalent, but it can be frustrating to understand how to make an entire working web site using this unique technology. Here's a course that cuts through the clutter and offers practical tools for creating a dynamic web site, even for first-time developers. In Creating a First Web Site with Flash CS4 Professional, veteran Flash instructor Paul Trani simplifies the process of integrating animation, video, audio, and user interactivity to create a site that is dynamic and appealing. The goal of this hands-on workshop is to teach web site-building skills for today's demanding interactive industry. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Manipulating images for the best results
  • Integrating assets from other Adobe products
  • Creating buttons with ActionScript
  • Embedding links to external web sites
  • Exploring text layouts
  • Customizing interactive contact forms
Subjects:
Web Web Design Projects
Software:
Flash Professional
Author:
Paul Trani

Welcome and overview

So you have used Flash to create some graphics and animation before, but want to learn how to do more. Well, it's time to bring it to the next level. (Music playing.) Welcome to creating your first web site with Flash CS4 Professional. I'm Paul Trani. I know making your first Flash site can seem really daunting since it's so flexible, allowing for so many different ways to do things. But what I offer you is a chance to really cut through all that clutter, to build a really clean, sexy Flash site that focuses on results.

It's going to be complete with: dynamic animation, creative use of video and audio to make your site sing and of course, interactivity. To top it off, we'll also create a gallery that pulls in images dynamically and is easily scalable as your portfolio grows. And no site would really be complete without a customizable contact form allowing viewers to e-mail you compliments on your site. Lastly, I have included multiple bonus sites and each one leveraging the power of Flash and really creatively using the same code you will learn in this course.

So get ready to go to a whole new level of web design using Flash CS4 Professional.

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Q: If I create a website using Flash CS4 on a Mac, can I edit it on a PC using Flash CS4?
A: As long the file is saved as a .FLA file with the extention ".fla" typed at the end of the filename when saving on a Mac, it should open with no problem on a PC.
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