Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking to web sites and email addresses, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Loading in SWF Content is fairly easy using the UILoader component,…but what if you want to link to content on other sites?…Well, this can be done a number of ways.…And I need to do it in this about.fla file.…So if I open that up, you can see that I've text in here, and quite frankly,…you're probably going to have some text that you want to link out to a place on the Web.…Say, for instance, if I just select this word, 'Adobe,' and I want this to link to…Adobe systems site, I can select that word and in the Properties panel, down…right under Options, twirl that down, if it's not already open and in the Link…field, you can go ahead and type in http://www.adobe.com.…
Now if I want to open up a new browser window, I can select _blank.…That way it keeps them on my site, but also serves up the information that…they're after on Adobe's site.…So that's done and that word is still highlighted.…And probably what you're going to want to do is make it look different, so it…looks like a link, so it stands out more.…
- 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.