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Flash Professional 8 Beyond the Basics
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Flash Professional 8 Beyond the Basics

with Shane Rebenschied

Video: Welcome

>> Hi, I'm Shane Rebenschield and welcome to Flash Professional 8, Beyond the Basics. In this video training title, you're going to be learning intermediate to advanced level flash action scripting and the context of building a fully functional flash 8 website. I'm not going to keep you around here any longer, let's just get straight to it.
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  1. 19s
    1. Welcome
      19s
  2. 12m 43s
    1. Exercise files
      1m 56s
    2. Things you should know
      1m 52s
    3. New features
      2m 37s
    4. Updating Flash
      1m 38s
    5. Sample site tour
      4m 40s
  3. 44m 27s
    1. The site construction process
      11m 39s
    2. Installing the site font
      3m 8s
    3. Integrating Fireworks content
      8m 40s
    4. Integrating Freehand content
      2m 8s
    5. Integrating Illustrator content
      11m 47s
    6. Integrating Photoshop content
      3m 32s
    7. Integrating a SWF exported from ImageReady
      3m 33s
  4. 1h 25m
    1. What are classes, objects, methods and properties?
      4m 23s
    2. What are variables?
      5m 33s
    3. What is Strict typing?
      4m 9s
    4. What is a function?
      12m 52s
    5. Creating the master .swf and building the MovieClipLoader
      18m 48s
    6. What is a shared library?
      3m 7s
    7. Creating the shared library
      5m 26s
    8. Creating the shared fonts
      6m 29s
    9. Precaching the shared library
      18m 5s
    10. Creating a loading message
      6m 26s
  5. 1h 37m
    1. Previewing what you're building
      1m 24s
    2. Importing the shared fonts
      5m 31s
    3. Adding comments
      5m 49s
    4. Writing the LoadVars object pt. 1
      6m 12s
    5. Writing the LoadVars object pt. 2
      14m 27s
    6. Writing the LoadVars object pt. 3
      5m 56s
    7. Loading the Our History text
      13m 46s
    8. Verifying the error handling
      2m 51s
    9. Making the text scroll pt. 1
      12m 15s
    10. Making the text scroll pt. 2
      3m 25s
    11. Building an advanced text scroller pt. 1 (optional)
      11m 42s
    12. Building an advanced text scroller pt. 2 (optional)
      10m 57s
    13. Using the TextArea component
      3m 41s
  6. 42m 59s
    1. Previewing what you're building
      2m 4s
    2. Formatting text using HTML
      10m 46s
    3. Styling text using CSS pt. 1
      8m 32s
    4. Styling text using CSS pt. 2
      4m 24s
    5. Styling text using CSS pt. 3
      17m 13s
  7. 1h 17m
    1. Previewing what you're building
      1m 20s
    2. Adding the submenu
      5m 45s
    3. Writing the TextFormat objects
      14m 24s
    4. Autosizing the submenu options
      9m 23s
    5. Creating the RollOver and RollOut states of the submenu
      11m 14s
    6. Disabling interactivity for usability
      4m 41s
    7. Enabling interactivity for usability
      14m 26s
    8. Loading the text
      6m 55s
    9. Creating the Our Staff subsection
      9m 2s
  8. 1h 31m
    1. Previewing what you're building
      3m 22s
    2. Setting up
      7m 17s
    3. Loading the first slide
      12m 42s
    4. Loading the total slides variable
      5m 23s
    5. Adding the next slide functionality pt. 1
      12m 57s
    6. Adding the next slide functionality pt. 2
      10m 56s
    7. Adding the previous slide functionality
      8m 26s
    8. Adding the slideshow descriptive text
      13m 30s
    9. Adding the current slide counter
      16m 36s
  9. 51m 23s
    1. Previewing what you're building
      3m 8s
    2. Getting started
      4m 11s
    3. Working with onLoadProgress
      15m 38s
    4. Showing and hiding the preloader
      9m 35s
    5. Adding more information to the preloader (optional)
      18m 51s
  10. 1h 22m
    1. Previewing what you're building
      4m 14s
    2. Setting up pt. 1
      12m 45s
    3. Setting up pt. 2
      6m 5s
    4. Performing simple form validation
      15m 24s
    5. Using LoadVars to send the form results
      13m 15s
    6. Defining tab order (optional)
      18m 24s
    7. Styling the form
      11m 58s
  11. 32m 23s
    1. Previewing what you're building
      2m 20s
    2. Setting up
      4m 40s
    3. Scripting onRollOver, onRollOut, and onRelease
      16m 38s
    4. Bringing it all together
      8m 45s
  12. 23m 12s
    1. Adding Flash content to an HTML page
      10m 35s
    2. Building a Flash plug-in detector
      12m 37s
  13. 3m 59s
    1. Final words
      3m 59s

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Flash Professional 8 Beyond the Basics
10h 45m Intermediate Mar 07, 2006

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Have you completed the Flash Professional 8 Essential Training course, or are you already up to speed on the fundamentals of Flash? If so, you're ready to move beyond the basics with this series of step-by-step video tutorials. In Flash Professional 8 Beyond the Basics, Shane Rebenschied will expand your Flash skill set by guiding you through the production of a complete website built with Flash and ActionScript. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Integrating Fireworks, Photoshop, and Illustrator content ActionScript Classes, Objects, Methods, and Properties Using the LoadVars Class to build scrolling text fields Using HTML and CSS with Flash Integrating usability and functionality Building an ActionScript-driven navigation system Building a dynamically loading slideshow with text and images Building a Preloader Using Components to create a feedback form Testing and publishing your final project
Subject:
Web
Software:
Flash Professional
Author:
Shane Rebenschied

Welcome

>> Hi, I'm Shane Rebenschield and welcome to Flash Professional 8, Beyond the Basics. In this video training title, you're going to be learning intermediate to advanced level flash action scripting and the context of building a fully functional flash 8 website. I'm not going to keep you around here any longer, let's just get straight to it.

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Q: When following the tutorials on a Mac, a problem was encountered in Chapter 4 when trying to load a text file. The file would not load in Flash. The specified file was created in TextEdit as an .RTF file. Why won’t Flash load this document?
A: Rich Text Format (RTF) files have their own formatting, as opposed to a .TXT file, which contains just the basic, unformatted text characters. It is possible that the formatting of the .RTF file created in TextEdit is causing the error in Flash. Since RTFs are the default file type in TextEdit, the file will have to be manually saved as a .TXT file. In TextEdit, select Format > Make Plain Text, then in the Save dialog box, use the .TXT extension in the file name.
 
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