Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding web design, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
I'd like to start off by giving you good overview of web design.…So web design at a high level is the design of online content, regardless of…what that content is.…In this case it happens to be a web site.…And a web site should really do a couple of things.…It should achieve your specific business goals and it should be well…organized and easy to use.…So just keep in mind the user has goals as well.…When it comes to your web site goals, you need to of course figure that out.…Is it to inform or kind of tell about yourself or your services?…Is it to sell something?…Is it to connect with potential clients?…It could be all of those things, but clearly define what those goals are and…then any decisions you make should be made based on those goals.…
The result ultimately is going to be the content for your web site.…So in this example I might have Jill Simons who is interested ultimately in…gaining more clients.…So she might start selling herself, talking about her education, her…experience, show off some of her work, and of course give users the ability to…
- 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: