Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Displaying content with thumbnails, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
I'm now going to display the appropriate content from the thumbnails and I…want to make everything XML-driven, because currently how this is set up is…this image is hardcoded in the Flash file, so is this text, as well as the description.…So I want to take care of that first.…Also notice, as I come down here over these thumbnails, I need to implement the…hand cursor, just so users know that these are buttons.…So I need to make these movie clips work like buttons.…
Now, if I do select one of these or any one of these, notice how it displays…content from this very first image.…So, I need to make sure all this information is being pulled from the correct…XML and it's not hardcoded, because believe it or not, this information, as you…click, is all hardcoded, pointing to that first image and its related text. Let me close that.…I'm going to go into my portfolio file.…
The first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to make sure this UILoader does not…reference that basketball image.…So I'm going to go to Window, down to Component Inspector, and right in here,…
- 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
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.