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Chapter 4. Basic Tasks: Creating a banner, Part 3

Chapter 4. Basic Tasks: Creating a banner, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part article on how to build a simple animated banner in Macromedia Flash Basic 8 or Macromedia Flash Professional 8, and add it to a web page using Macromedia Dreamweaver. In this final part, you learn about file size, banner standards, how to set publish settings, how to add the banner to a Dreamweaver web page, and how to add Macromedia Flash Player detection.

You must have Dreamweaver MX 2004 or Dreamweaver 8 installed to complete most of Part 3 of the tutorial. If you don’t use Dreamweaver, you can complete the first part of this article and use the HTML that Flash outputs with a different HTML editor. However, you won’t be able to enjoy some of the benefits of using Flash and Dreamweaver together.

See the introduction to “Basic Tasks: Creating a banner, Part 1” on page 25 for a desecription of Part 1, 2, and 3 of this tutorial.

You do not need any prerequisite knowledge to complete these tutorials, however you should complete Part 1 and Part 2 of this tutorial before you start Part 3.

In Part 3 of this tutorial, you will complete the following tasks:

Examine the completed FLA file65
Checking your publish settings68
Inserting Flash on a Dreamweaver site71
Using roundtrip editing73
Checking for Flash Player74
Test the application76


The tutorial workflow includes the following tasks:

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