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Through the next few issues we are going to take this FLA and deconstruct the file showing you exactly how it's made and how you can make a similar-style site. I have always been a fan of this FLA because of it's clean design and load time. This FLA File is actually made up of several FLA'...
With Flash MX you have the option to publish your movies with Named Anchors. This will add anchor tags to your HTML enabling your viewers to bookmark pages inside your flash movies as well as use their browser back and forward buttons...
I had a meeting with a client a few weeks ago and I shocked myself completely. The client requested that I design a Flash intro for his site. Before I could think twice the words had already come out of my mouth. "Why do you want a Flash intro for your site?" I asked. His response was t...
What is the difference between your regular ole Flash site and a professional one? Well, it largely comes down to opinion, but there are also some key elements to look at. I've learned after viewing Flash sites for years that the ones that catch readers' attention more than anything are the ones w...
Swift 3D is the most versatile tool for creating web-ready 3D animations for use with Macromedia Flash. Through the combination of an easy-to-use interface, the industry standard vector exporter and a full ray tracing rendering engine, Swift 3D enables 3D novices and veterans alike to quickly create...
Earlier this week I received a site submission I found very interesting. After reviewing the site I started typing out ideas that could help the designer. Some comments were about Flash, and were some about other design aspects. After reviewing my comments to the designer I realized that these were ...
With Flash it is quite common to have a customized pop up window to hold your flash movie. This is almost always done using HTML and JavaScript. Well, what about having buttons in your flash movies that will open customized pop up windows? In this tutorial I am going to show you how to incorpora...
I'm going to show you how to make your mouse arrow customized using simple actionscript in Flash. This is a neat effect you can use if you want the mouse to match the scheme of your site, but try not to go overboard as lots of Flash developers have done in the past. The first thing we are g...
Over the past few days I have been zooming through sites looking at different designs for inspiration and ideas. During my site viewing time I came to realize things I hate about web designers. These are things that caused me to close my browser window before the site loaded or even not visit the si...
This week we are going to create a photo scrapbook using Flash MX 2004. The goal for this project is to create an easy and fun photo viewing application that allows the user to drag pictures within the movie and bring the chosen picture to the front for easy viewing. Click here to download the so...