Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding precise Timeline control, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
You should always try to set up your project, so it's as easy to work with as…possible, allowing for modification that can be done easily as well.…And that's I want to do with this project, because currently all of these…buttons, as I scroll up, they jump to various sections and they are targeting…frames right in here.…Okay so I take a look at this code in here and if I go to Window > Actions,…you can see the Home button actually goes to Frame 10.…
Well, what happens if I decide to add more an intro animation? It means all…these numbers are going to be off, and I would have to come in here and change them.…That's why I want to use frame labels instead of frame numbers.…So I will close this Actions panel and what I want to do is I want to add a…frame label right here in Frame 10, and in order to do that I need to right…click and insert a keyframe.…Because labels need to exist on keyframes.…
So at that point of time I can add a label, again I am in the Actions layer, and…we just call this home for the label name.…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: