Chapter Thirteen: Creating Flash Professional Web Elements

Flash Professional CS5 is a powerful application and a “jack-of-all-trades” within the Flash CS5 family. Flash Catalyst is used for prototyping, creating interactive elements to plug into Flash Builder 4 coding, and as we explored in Chapter 12, “Designing Interactive Elements in Flash Catalyst,” you can create a number of interactive Flash (SWF) elements directly in Catalyst and plug them into Web sites with no additional coding or enhancements.

In this compressed survey of essential Web techniques, we’ll focus on two dimensions of Flash Professional: creating scalable (zoomable) artwork and creating animation. (In the next chapter, we’ll focus specifically on using Flash to build slideshows.) ...

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