Chapter 10. Going Commercial

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Creating Flash forms

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Creating a printable page

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Creating an online catalog

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Creating an e-commerce shopping cart

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Some Web designers think that if a site has to be commercial, Flash is out of the question. To that, I politely reply, “Bunk.” Flash has variables, therefore it gives you the capability to send and receive information. You can use the superior graphic capabilities of Flash to create compelling forms, online catalogs, and much more. In this chapter, I show you how to go commercial, whether for yourself or for a client. I show you how to create forms in Flash and how to create a printable page, an online catalog, and a shopping cart.

I put the example files for this chapter in the Chapter 10 folder on the Web site associated with this book. When you need to download a file to follow along, point your browser to www.dummies.com/go/flashwebsites to find the file.

In This Chapter

Creating Flashy Forms

Standard HTML forms are not very artistic. In fact, they’re downright boring. If you need to add Flash forms to your Web site, you can use your creative genius and the Flash tools to create an interesting form. When you create a Flash form, you use input text boxes to receive information from site visitors. Each input text box is ...

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