Chapter 9. Going Visual
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Many designers think that just because they use Flash to create a Web site, it’s cool by default. Well, coolness is subjective, and if the site isn’t cool by default, it’s de fault of de designer, not of Flash. In the hands of a competent designer with a creative mind, Flash definitely has more than enough features to make a site cool. In this chapter, I show you a few things you can add to your Flash Web site to kick the coolness level up a notch or so. It’s almost as easy as that TV chef sprinkling oregano on your design and then saying, “Bam!”
The code examples I use in this chapter can be downloaded from the Web site associated with this book. You can find it at www.dummies.com/go/flashwebsites.
Adding Tool Tips to Your Web Site
If you add a lot of bells and whistles to your designs, it may be difficult for some viewers to figure out exactly what each element of your design does. You can alleviate some of the confusion by creating tool tips that appear when the cursor rolls over certain elements in your design. Another good use for tool tips is to reinforce information. Can you say ...