Chapter 13. Publishing the Site

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Specifying publish settings

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Optimizing images

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Optimizing sounds

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Publishing your site

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After you test your site and stomp on all those nasty little bugs, your next step is to publish the site. The cool thing about Flash is that when you publish a site, you don’t need a printing press. You set everything up in the Publish Settings dialog box. You can then publish the site either from within the Publish Settings dialog box or by using a menu command. In this chapter, I show you everything you need to know to publish the documents that make up your Flash Web site.

Setting Publish Settings

Before you publish your Web site, you use the Publish Settings dialog box to set the parameters for the published file. If your Web site comprises several Flash movies, you use the same publish settings for each movie. The Publish Settings dialog box enables you to publish your movies in many different file formats in addition to the Flash SWF format. However, this isn’t necessary when you’re publishing a Web site. Therefore, all you need are the Flash and HTML tabs to get the job done. After all, as cool as your Flash site is, it still needs to be embedded in an HTML document. The following steps give you an overview of how to set publish settings for your Flash movie:

  1. Choose FilePublish Settings.

    The Publish Settings dialog box appears, ...

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