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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Dreamweaver® MX in 24 Hours by Betsy Bruce

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Adding Flash Files

Macromedia Flash and Director have arguably become the standards for Web animation. Director, originally created for CD-ROM–based interactive programs, has a streamed Web player called Shockwave. Flash is a more recent arrival, becoming extremely popular for creating small, interactive, Web-based animation. The interactive functionality of Flash is limited when compared with Director, but Flash is popular because of its vector-based graphics—a graphical format that is small and scalable.

Another streamed interactive authoring tool available from Macromedia is the Authorware Web Player. Authorware is used to make highly interactive ...

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