Up to this point in the book, you have created quite a few projects using images, text, audio, video, and other media. We bet you're feeling pretty good about what you've accomplished (you should!), and, like many who have reached your skill level, you are wondering, "How does all of this hang together?"

In this chapter, we will bring together the various skills and knowledge you have developed, and use them to create some rather interesting projects. We are going to start slowly and show you how to build a preloader, and then move through a slide show, an MP3 player, and finish with a full-bore video player. Some of these are quite complicated projects, but if you have reached this point in the book, you are ready to ...

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