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Embedding Flash Video with Dreamweaver
By David Karlins
Jan 4, 2008
David Karlins shows how to use Dreamweaver to embed a video clip into your own web page, presented with your own customized display skin, and surrounded by your own content.
Exciting Updates to Flash Professional CC
By Joseph Labrecque
Dec 4, 2013
Experienced instructor and Flash Platform expert Joseph Labrecque presents an introduction to much of what is new in Flash Professional CC; namely, the introduction of native HTML5 Canvas.
Expert Flash Tips and Tricks
By Derek Franklin, Brooks Patton
Feb 16, 2001
Quick and dirty Flash! tips from Derek Franklin and Brooks Patton, coauthors of Flash 5! Creative Web Animation.
Extending AJAX with the Flash/JavaScript Integration Kit
By Kris Hadlock
Oct 6, 2005
Want more control over the user experience? Because Flash makes graphical programming quick, easy, and attractive, and because JavaScript is very effective at manipulating HTML, they can be leveraged to focus on their strengths. Kris Hadlock shows you how to extend AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) by cross-communicating between Flash and JavaScript. Discover how this technique enables technologies to focus on specialized tasks, and helps create the ultimate user experience.
External Communications with Flash 8: How to Use the ExternalInterface
By Kris Hadlock
Mar 24, 2006
Kris Hadlock explores the use of the ExternalInterface class in Flash 8. With ExternalInterface, you can build robust object-oriented Flash applications that can be connected to the outside world and tied to databases and other server-side processes.
First Steps of Flash Game Design
By Jobe Makar
Jan 3, 2003
This sample chapter discusses the most common Flash game genres, their terminology, and Flash's capabilities as a game-development environment.
Five Reasons You Should Use Flash Video on Your Site
By Dave Karlins
Sep 22, 2008
Flash Video is an accessible, fast-loading, pretty much globally supported video format. And, as the "official video format of YouTube," Flash Video has emerged as the standard video format for the web. In this article, author Dave Karlins explains why you should use Flash Video on your site.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Controlling Independent Timelines
By James Gonzalez
Jan 19, 2007
Flash can run multiple movie clip and SWF Timelines simultaneously. It is often useful to get these various Timelines working together with one Timeline controlling some or all of the others with ActionScript. This communication is achieved through the use of target paths. In this article, author James Gonzalez reviews this important concept through the use of examples containing working target path scripts.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Controlling Timeline Playback
By James Gonzalez
Jan 12, 2007
In Flash, once a movie starts, it plays in its entirety until it either reaches the last frame of the last scene on the Timeline, or it is instructed otherwise. The only way to instruct Flash is through the use of ActionScript. Author James Gonzalez reviews the basic scripts you must learn to direct Flash to execute basic but critical project functions.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Scripting a Telescoping Menu
By James Gonzalez
Feb 9, 2007
Flash is a great tool for creating animated menus and other navigation elements. James Gonzalez shows you how to use ActionScript to create a compact telescoping menu system that saves valuable screen real estate yet still provides one-click access to many pages of your web site.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Taking the Mystery Out of ActionScript
By James Gonzalez
Dec 15, 2006
To really get the most out of Flash, you need to learn and use ActionScript. Read this concise ActionScript primer by author James Gonzalez to start taking the mystery out of this versatile and powerful web technology.
Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Variables, Expressions, and Functions
By James Gonzalez
Mar 9, 2007
To write effective Flash scripts, it's helpful to understand some of the important components of the ActionScript language. Author James Gonzalez reviews three important and related ActionScript components (variables, expressions, and functions) and tells you where to get the information you need.
Flash Essentials for After Effects Users
By Richard Harrington
Jun 17, 2009
Flash baffles After Effects users as often as it makes them feel comfortable. This chapter from Rich Harrington introduces you to Flash’s interface and core animation techniques.
Flash Interface Design: Bud Greenspan's 10 Greatest Winter Olympians
By Darcy Dinucci
Feb 7, 2003
CNNSI had three goals for a minisite running in the weeks before the 2002 Winter Olympics. Thoughtbubble Productions used Flash to accomplish all those activities in a single page.
Flash MX 2004 Components
By Matthew David
Nov 7, 2003
Matthew David gives you an overview of the different components you now have with Flash MX 2004, what you can do with them, how to build a simple form, how to change their style, and how to bind an array to your components.
Flash MX Animation Techniques
By Jody Keating
Jul 19, 2002
Flash animation is modeled on the same principles used in the large-scale animation productions of yesteryear. Use the fundamentals of Flash to develop successful character animation, from personality to environment.
Flash MX Printing
By Neeld Tanksley, Luke Bayes, John Elstad
Apr 25, 2003
See how to customize printing from a Flash Player by using the print action feature.
Flash MX: New Name, New Features
By Matthew David
May 31, 2002
So what makes Flash MX worth the upgrade? Matthew David explains why Flash MX will stand out as a pivotal version.
Flash Physics: Velocity and Acceleration
By Jobe Makar
Jan 1, 2002
by Jobe Makar, co-author of Macromedia Flash: Super Samurai
Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Modifying Simple Graphics
By Katherine Ulrich
Aug 18, 2010
This chapter covers using the selection, lasso, and subselection tools to select and modify the elements in Flash Professional CS5. You also learn about using the Property inspector and other panels to modify elements’ attributes.

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