Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the first Flash file, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
The first thing I am going to do is I am going to create a new file.…And it's pretty straightforward.…I am given the Start menu here.…I do want to point out that you can create files from templates.…So these are pre-built files that are actually pretty powerful.…But again, what I want to do is create a new file, and I am going to…select ActionScript 3.0.…So here is my new file. As you can see,…I can see the properties for it off to the side.…I can see my toolbar over on this side as well.…I am not crazy about this workspace, so I can change it.…
I am going to go to Window, down to the bottom, Workspace, and I am going to go…ahead and select Classic.…So Classic actually gives me my toolbar on this side.…It gives me the Timeline at the top, some additional icons right here, and…again, I can sort of click on any one of these to expand it out.…But what I want to do is I just want to sort of open up a couple of panels that…I know are important.…Such as the Properties panel and the Library panel.…So I really want to sort of put these sort of on top of each other.…
- 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: