Chapter 11. Creating Flash Eye Candy
Creating a mouse chaser</objective> <objective>
Crafting a custom cursor</objective> <objective>
Designing a moving backdrop</objective> <objective>
Building a moving text marquee</objective> <objective>
Creating a flying text banner</objective> </feature>
It’s the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, things that make people want to visit a Web site over and over and over again. Sometimes you have to add the little extras that set your design apart from the competition. But you have to add those little extras like you add seasonings to food: Add them one at a time and then test the results. If you throw everything but the kitchen sink at your Web site’s viewers, your site will be way over the top. In this chapter, I present recipes for little goodies you can add to kick your site up another notch. Bam!
Some of my examples involve downloading files that I have already created for you. You can find these files at www.dummies.com/go/flashwebsites.
Creating a Mouse Chaser
Have you ever visited a Flash site where the designer created a cool little graphic that you could drag around by the scruff of the neck while the movie loaded? This is an effective bit of eye candy that you can easily create. Begin by creating an interesting movie clip with some groovy effects, nest an invisible button inside it, and then ...