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

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Chapter 13. Dynamic, Data-Driven Sites

The word dynamic means many different things in the world of Web development. You might have heard of a Web technology called Dynamic HTML (DHTML), which enables developers to control the behavior of the browser and screen content when a page is browsed. A client-side technology, DHTML runs entirely in the browser, relying on JavaScript.

Macromedia Flash developers often strive to create a “dynamic” experience, in which users have control over their experience of a Flash movie; the map of the Inferno you just completed is an example. Like DHTML, Flash—at least as you have used it so far—is primarily a client-side technology; all the ActionScript you wrote, all the assets you created, and so on are passed to ...

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