Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the "corporate" Flash site, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Also in the Exercise Files folder is a BonusSites folder.…So, there are two sites in here.…I'm going to review the Corporate site and I'm just going to double-click on this index.fla.…So, with this file open, I'm going to go to Window and open up the Actions panel…and I'm going to make sure that this first frame is selected.…I'm going to focus on the area that has been changed and if you take a look at…this function, something has been changed in here.…I'm curious as to whether you know which direction this content is moving.…
Well if you'd guess x, you'd be right because it is going to move horizontally, so…back-and-forth this content is going to move.…So, let's go ahead and take a look at it. Notice that this moveContent only…accepts two parameters.…This first one being a number and then either null for the home information or…an swf file, depending of the section.…So, I'm going to go to Control>Test Movie and as I roll over each one, you do see…a little bit of a distortion going on, so just an added effect.…
- 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.