Flash is everywhere. It is used for animated ads, online applications, and recently has become very popular for video. Time magazine named you Person of the Year for 2006 because individuals, rather than corporations, are starting to control content. YouTube, which is powered by Flash, has pioneered this concept.
In this chapter, we look at Flash CS3 and see how it can be used for everything from traditional animation to interactive applications. Flash is an exciting development environment that can be learned and used by everyone from casual designers to hardcore developers.