Chapter Eight. Working with Flash Professional

Adobe Flash CS5 Professional continues to be the most advanced environment for interactive authoring on the Web. According to Adobe, Flash Player is the most ubiquitous plug-in on Earth, with a penetration rate of nearly 98 percent of all Internet browsers. Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Flash on the Apple iPhone and iPad, there’s currently no better product for creating interactive experiences than Adobe Flash Professional.

More than simply a program for creating vector animation, Flash Professional has evolved into its own platform. Today when we talk about Flash we’re really talking about a Rich Internet Application, or RIA, that supports audio, video, and both vector- and pixel-based ...

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