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Reviewing the "corporate" Flash site

From: Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional

Video: Reviewing the "corporate" Flash site

Also in the Exercise Files folder is a BonusSites folder. So, there are two sites in here. I'm going to review the Corporate site and I'm just going to double-click on this index.fla. So, with this file open, I'm going to go to Window and open up the Actions panel and I'm going to make sure that this first frame is selected. I'm going to focus on the area that has been changed and if you take a look at this function, something has been changed in here. I'm curious as to whether you know which direction this content is moving.

Reviewing the "corporate" Flash site

Also in the Exercise Files folder is a BonusSites folder. So, there are two sites in here. I'm going to review the Corporate site and I'm just going to double-click on this index.fla. So, with this file open, I'm going to go to Window and open up the Actions panel and I'm going to make sure that this first frame is selected. I'm going to focus on the area that has been changed and if you take a look at this function, something has been changed in here. I'm curious as to whether you know which direction this content is moving.

Well if you'd guess x, you'd be right because it is going to move horizontally, so back-and-forth this content is going to move. So, let's go ahead and take a look at it. Notice that this moveContent only accepts two parameters. This first one being a number and then either null for the home information or an swf file, depending of the section. So, I'm going to go to Control>Test Movie and as I roll over each one, you do see a little bit of a distortion going on, so just an added effect. But I can go ahead and click on Video.

That's going to shift, again, horizontally and I can play that video. I can click on the About section that will shift again horizontally. We are just moving back-and-forth, displays the content, just some different options for you and then I can click Portfolio and then it will load in the Portfolio. In this case, the Portfolio scrollbar is vertical, so this scroll pane has been adjusted and if I select an image, it will load in. So just some different options that you can do. Feel free to take this site and learn from it and modify all you want.

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  1. 1m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      34s
  2. 24m 1s
    1. Understanding web design
      2m 44s
    2. Creating a Flash file
      3m 18s
    3. Importing a design from Photoshop
      7m 45s
    4. Optimizing the design
      10m 14s
  3. 13m 59s
    1. Dynamically loading an image
      3m 37s
    2. Loading random images
      10m 22s
  4. 47m 38s
    1. Creating menu buttons
      8m 18s
    2. Adding functionality to buttons
      8m 56s
    3. Adding navigation
      9m 45s
    4. Creating transitions
      12m 0s
    5. Simplifying code
      8m 39s
  5. 26m 11s
    1. Creating web site sections
      7m 41s
    2. Dynamically loading sections
      11m 7s
    3. Linking to web sites and email addresses
      7m 23s
  6. 29m 18s
    1. Setting up a portfolio
      12m 31s
    2. Adding functionality to thumbnails
      10m 10s
    3. Allowing for unlimited thumbnails
      6m 37s
  7. 41m 17s
    1. Benefits of using XML
      4m 42s
    2. Loading XML content
      4m 34s
    3. Sorting XML content
      7m 32s
    4. Displaying XML content
      7m 35s
    5. Using XML to create thumbnails
      8m 41s
    6. Displaying content with thumbnails
      8m 13s
  8. 25m 59s
    1. Creating and importing video
      9m 47s
    2. Adding a Full Screen button
      4m 15s
    3. Creating custom video controls
      4m 50s
    4. Adding functionality to video thumbnails
      7m 7s
  9. 9m 12s
    1. Adding audio to buttons
      5m 30s
    2. Adding audio to dynamically created buttons
      3m 42s
  10. 21m 19s
    1. Applying professional transitions
      9m 26s
    2. Creating a preloader
      8m 56s
    3. Publishing a web site
      2m 57s
  11. 3m 15s
    1. Reviewing the "corporate" Flash site
      1m 40s
    2. Reviewing the "artistic" Flash site
      1m 35s
  12. 12s
    1. Goodbye
      12s

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