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Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8 by Birgitta Hosea

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History and Development of the Program

SmartSketch was a drawing application originally developed in the early 1990s by Jonathan Gay and his company Future Splash, which developed into an animation program for the Internet – FutureSplash Animator. Future Splash was a small company with one of many multimedia plug-ins struggling for attention. It was offered for sale to Adobe who initially turned it down due to its unimpressive performance!

Although the early versions were slow and buggy, Disney started using it along with Shockwave and this attracted the attention of Macromedia. The Shockwave Flash plug-in format was then developed by Macromedia ...

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