Join James Fritz for an in-depth discussion in this video What we're going to build, part of InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations.
Let's take a look at what we're going to build in this chapter, an interactive microsite. A microsite is a mini web site that serves a niche purpose and in this case it's a small guide to why we should move to the city of Meridian. On the first page of this site, we're going to come down and click on the arrow to go to the next spread. (Rattling of the train) On the Move page, we'll see a train come in with a sound effect. Next we see an electric vehicle drive up and then get filled up with electricity.
At the bottom we have a small navigation system that lets us go to the next page. The Live page has a slide show where we can click to see the different images around town. If we mouse over the Pocket Mulch we can hear sound effect. (Bzzz. Flies buzzing.) On the Eat page, if we click on the Truck button we'll see the Twitter handles for local businesses.
On the Enjoy page, we have a sound hotspot with an animation. (Gears grinding) (Hum as map swoops in) And on the last page there's an interactive map. If I click on each of these buttons, I'll see different routes. And this button shows all of them. If I click on this fork, I get a pop-up window. Now that we've seen what's inside this microsite, let's get started creating it.
If you'd like to explore the finished version of this document, I've included the City Guide Master File inside this folder.
- Studying new trends in digital design
- Creating a PDF and SWF presentation
- Building different navigation systems
- Creating interactive slideshows
- Animating a presentation as a SWF in InDesign
- Designing an interactive microsite
- Adding video and audio to a document
- Building an interactive TOC with buttons
- Using InDesign and Flash to build an interactive catalog
- InDesign to Flash production tips
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner10h 33m Beginner
1. Trends in Digital Design
2. Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents
3. Presentation File Format Options and Tips
4. Creating a Simple PDF or SWF Slide Presentation
5. Adding Advanced PDF Presentation Options
6. Building the Presentation as a Complex SWF File
7. Creating an Interactive Microsite
8. Creating an interactive Mood Board
9. Creating an Interactive Catalog
10. Converting from InDesign to Flash Professional
11. Production Tips for Going from InDesign to Flash
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