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Macromedia Flash is an application for developing rich content, user interfaces, and web applications. Many developers use it for interactive online advertising, animation, and a host of other purposes. In fact, some think that Flash is overused these days. Love it or hate it, this category will help you find ways to use Flash effectively.

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An Overview of Flash and ActionScript

Joe eitel 38954

You can find Flash almost everywhere on the web, adding its magic touch to web sites. ActionScript makes it work. If you're thinking of making your web site a little more flashy, keep reading for an overview.


Building Web Forms In Flash

icarus, (c) Melonf... 912053

In addition to building animation clips on the fly, Flash canalso be used to build simple Web forms to collect user data on your Website. This article demonstrates the process, showing you how to buildsimple Flash forms and link them to server-side scripts for furtherprocessing.


Building Data-Driven Flash Movies

The Disenchanted D... 238387

Contrary to what you might think, Flash isn't just all tweensand motion blurs. The application comes with powerful data-retrievalcapabilities, which allow you to hook your Flash movie clips up to adatabase (or any other external data source) and dynamically build movieclips that are easy to update and modify. Find out more, in this roughguide to the data-driven Flash universe.


Flash 101 (part 6): The Final Countdown

icarus, (c) Melonf... 73877

In the final part of our introductory Flash tutorial, find outhow to add sound to your Flash movie, organize your movie into scenes,share symbols across different movie clips, and import GIFs and JPEGs intoyour animation sequence.


Flash 101 (part 5): Spiralling Out Of Control

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 59602

This week, find out why movie clip symbols are a Good Thing, andlearn to add interactivity to your Flash movies with the built-in Actions.And when you're done, use the new Flash Projector to distribute your moviesto all and sundry. Who needs Hollywood when you can just roll your own?!


Flash 101 (Part 4): Don't Touch Me!

icarus, (c) Melonf... 102824

In this article, learn about the text tool, experiment with a few texteffects, and find out all about a new type of Flash symbol: the button.


Flash 101 (part 3): Bouncing Around

icarus, (c) Melonf... 101320

Last time, you learned the basics of animation by creating aframe-by-frame motion clip. This time, find out how Flash's powerfultweening tools can help you create good-looking animation clips withminimal time and effort. Also covered: shape hints and motion guides.

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