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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source by Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Chapter 11. Nonlinear Flash Interactions

One of the advantages of multimedia is that you can pack a lot more information in the same amount of space as a traditional printed page. In the project you’ll begin in this lesson, an interactive map of Dante’s Inferno, the text presented is three pages, single spaced, and yet all the text appears in only two Macromedia Flash screens, using about 20 percent of the space on each screen. This efficiency is possible because only a certain portion of the text—the text that the user actually needs—is showing at one time.

Determining which pieces of text the user needs is easy. When she or he clicks on an object, the descriptive text for that object should appear. Before the user clicks an object, a generic ...

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