Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing the design, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
As you start to import graphics into Flash, it's important to be aware that the…more graphics you import, the larger your file size is going to be, and the larger…your file size is, the longer it's going to take to download, and the longer it…takes for your users to see your content.…So you want your file size to be as small as possible.…And what I want to do is I want to take this design down to be about of 10th…of its current size.…So what you're going to want to do is explore what got imported and how you can optimize it.…
First off, there is just this extra layer, just hanging out down here. He doesn't…add any file size, but I'm just going to perform some clean up by selecting that…layer and hitting the delete button. All right.…Next up, I do have this image.…Well, quite frankly, I do need that image, so I'll just leave it there for now.…Let me go into my content movie clip, and as I double-click into that, I can see…that I have these text items.…These are movie clips and then there's texts inside of them, so they're fine.…
- 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.