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The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript by Serge Jespers, Chris Kaplan, Paul Milbourne, Michael Oliver

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CHAPTER 11MANAGING EXTERNAL ASSETS AND COMMUNICATION

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The original intent of Flash (not SmartSketch) was to aid in the delivery of animation over the Internet. As its popularity grew, more and more designers and developers were using Flash for robust deliverables. And as the applications began to grow in complexity, the resulting SWF files began to increase in size. Once the fever spread from industry to industry, Flash started being used for a multitude of applications such as web intros, entire web sites, e-learning solutions, and later Rich Internet Applications. As a result, Flash was soon given the ability to manage external assets, like ...

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