Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing a web site, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
Once the site is optimized, we can head in the final step, which is actually…pretty exciting, and that's publishing our site.…So I have this index.fla open, and I am going to File, down to Publish Settings…and notice that it's going to publish out and an SWF file and HTML file.…Well, quite frankly, I don't want to publish out an HTML file, and I am going…to have a different file to do that, but what I am going to focus on is this SWF file.…So with that checked I can click on this Flash tab, and just kind of review the…settings just know that this does require Flash Player 10, and that's is the…version the user needs to see your content, but a good 95+% people have the…Flash Player, so that's hardly an issue.…
All my optimization is done.…In fact, the only thing I don't need is this Generate size report.…So I can uncheck that and be good to go.…And of course, we want to make sure that we're compressing the movie, but this…is set by default as well.…So I am going to go ahead and click Publish, and that creates the SWF file.…
- 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: