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Chapter 3. Planning a Dynamic Site > Creating a Chat Room in Flash MX 2004

Creating a Chat Room in Flash MX 2004

We have been quite consistent to this point in the book. Being firm believers in “let the software do the work,” we are constantly looking for ways that make the production process more efficient.

In the case of inter-team communication, the easy way is to simply rely on email. The problem with that is there is simply no way of adding immediacy to the communication process. The only way of doing this is to pick up the phone, yell across a divider, or jump in your car and have a face-to-face meeting. The use of the Chat component in Flash adds a distinct measure of “cool,” but, most important of all, it provides a sense of immediacy and, unlike instant messaging, focuses solely around the task at hand.


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