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Flash Journalism by Mindy McAdams

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Lesson 3

Putting Flash Online

Before you became interested in Flash, you probably spent at least a little time creating Web pages and putting them online. If you wrote HTML by hand, you probably used an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to upload the pages and graphics to a Web server. If you used Dreamweaver, or another Web authoring application, the ability to send files to the server was built into the program.

While you could simply upload the .swf file (which, as you learned in Lesson 2, is generated when you press Ctrl-Enter or Cmd-Return to test the movie) and open it in a Web browser directly, that would not afford the best presentation for your Flash movie. It would be enlarged (but not skewed) to fill the browser window. The ...

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