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Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 by David Powers, Sham Bhangal, Kristian Besley

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Chapter 14. FINISHING THE FUTUREMEDIA CASE STUDY

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Getting the XML data into the user interface

  • Loading placeholder content

  • Tidying up the user interface

  • Reviewing the structure of the code

  • Adding a preloader

  • Loading your own content into the site

It's been a marathon journey since we first outlined the Futuremedia case study in Chapter 2. You've already coded more than 220 lines of ActionScript. You've got color and you've got motion, but still no content. Well, this is where everything finally comes together. The first task is to get the data imported from the XML document to drive the user interface. Then after testing the site with some placeholder content, you'll solve the problem of moving backward through the navigation ...

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