Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing a web site, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
The last step in creating a portfolio site is publishing it, which is a…very exciting part of the process, because it's my chance to show the site to the world.…So I actually want to start in this index.fla file.…I'm going to open it up, in Flash of course, and I'm going to just go to…the Publish Settings.…So File>Publish Settings.…In the Publish Settings dialog box, you can see that I have Flash checked, I have…HTML checked and then I can also publish out to these different mediums.…
But again, this is a website, so I'm going to make sure these two are checked.…Let's take a look at the details of each one of these.…I'll leave the file name alone.…I'm going to click on the Flash tab first.…So just to review, this site does require the Flash 10 Player and now the Flash…10 Player, most users have it, I think it's about 95%, if not more.…So you definitely covered as far as the Flash Player version that they need.…Now one thing I do want to point out is the Audio event.…
If your audio sounds degraded in any way, you might want to come in here and set…
- 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.