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Lesson 27. Using Lingo on the Web

Lesson 27. Using Lingo on the Web

The movies you have created so far in this book (except those for Lesson 15) have been self-contained. They reside on your user's computer, and all interaction occurs within the movie itself. In this lesson, you'll learn how to make your movies communicate with the exciting world of the Internet. As you will see, you can create projectors that launch Web browsers or retrieve information from Internet sites for use within your movies, and you can use Shockwave to make your movies play in Web browsers, where they can interact with other Shockwave movies and with content available anywhere on the Internet.

Figure . The Order screen from the prototype Fine Dining application features an Order Now button, which launches the user's web browser and displays a Web page for placing take-out orders on the Internet. Clicking the Get Book list button downloads and displays a list of recommended readings, updated monthly by this organization.


For the project in this lesson, you will return to the Order.dir movie you started in Lessons 18 and 19. You will create a movie that launches a Web browser and navigates to a specific Web page. You'll also retrieve a text file from an Internet site and display its contents in your movie.

If you would like to review the final results of this lesson, open the Complete folder within the Lesson27 folder. If you have an Internet connection, play Order.dir, which retrieves sample files from the Internet. If you do not have an Internet connection, play Order2.dir, which retrieves sample files stored on the CD.


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