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Through several hands-on tutorials, instructor Todd Perkins shows how to best build dynamic, streamlined sites using Flash CS3 Professional. Learn how to create custom keyboard shortcuts, apply advanced text techniques such as animating scrolling text with custom easing controls, and using advanced animation techniques. Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics covers many challenging features, including adding complex interactivity to a Flash CS3 project and getting Flash content on a phone. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
In the CS3 suite Adobe has included an application called Device Central. You can use Device Central to help you create content for mobile devices. The content can be images created in Photoshop or Illustrator or Flash content. Let's take a look at Device Central right now . I'm going to launch Device Central. We'll talk a little bit about the Device Central interface. The Welcome screen for Device Central allows you to create a new mobile file in Flash, Photoshop or illustrator. I'm going to close the Welcome screen, so we can take a look at the Device Central interface.
On the left side of the screen are lists of devices. You can select one of these devices to begin to develope content for that device. Let's take a look at the bottom left screen in the Available Devices section. This area tells you which devices are supported and you can sort that information by region or by carrier or etc. At the top right of the Available Devices section, there's a Group By button. If you click and hold your mouse down you can group by Carrier, Content Type, Display Size, Flash Lite Version, Manufacturer or Region.
I'm going to choose Region. What I'm going to do now is expand the North America region. Take a look at some of the phones that we can develop content for. If you want to develop content for a certain carrier, you can do that by selecting the Group By option and choosing Carrier. For example you could look at Verizon phones. And when you select a phone, the phone appears on the right side of the screen. what I'm going to do, I'll get an image of the phone but we can figure out which Flash Lite Version the phone has, then we can click the Flash tab to find what Flash support the phone has.
And there's a quick tour of Device Central.
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