- Optimizing and publishing a Flash web site
- Designing a professional photo or video portfolio
- Adding button interactivity
- Adding functionality to portfolio thumbnails
- Displaying content with XML
- Adding audio to portfolio presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
(bright, upbeat music) - Hello, my name is Paul Trani, and welcome to creating a portfolio web site with Flash CS4 Professional. Now, are you interested in creating a web site to show off your work? Then this course is for you. I'm gonna be really walking you through all of the ins and outs of how to create a robust flexible portfolio web site in Flash from the ground up. I'll show you how to incorporate good web design principles, how to create a user-friendly site, including dynamic navigation, eye-catching transitions, multiple content sections, sound, to bring your site to life, and, of course, I'll show you how to display an unlimited number of images compete with supporting text and links.
Or what if you want to show off some of your video or film work? No problem, because you'll also see how to create a video portfolio. I'll even include some of my bonus sites that you can take and modify to your liking. Now let's get started creating a portfolio web site in Flash CS4 Professional.
Q: While following along with the course, I encountered the following error in Flash CS4:
1120: Access of undefined property content_mc.
What is causing this error?
A: Flash is looking for something (the content movieclip) with the instance name “content_mc” but it is not finding it. Select the content movieclip on the stage. In the Properties panel give it an instance name of “content_mc”. Make sure there are no spaces before or after. That should resolve the error.
Q: What is the best strategy for integrating 720/60P HD video into a website? Would creating a blank page that opens in full HD resolution be the best way to view the full quality of the HD video file?
A: A video file that large would just be unreasonable for most users to open. These settings are a good place to start: 600x400is
Bitrate level: 1,000kbps
Bitrate Encoding: VBR These are just recommendations, and can be modified to preference. Also keep in mind that in Flash, one of the buttons that can be added is a full screen button, which is part of the skins.