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Chapter 19. Loading Visual Content > Why Load External Content?

Why Load External Content?

Why use external files? Everything we have done so far seems to be working fine with no problems, so what are the benefits of externalizing content?

For starters, file size is a major factor to anyone serious about developing for the Web. With broadband connections crawling to a few new areas every month, dial-up is still the prevalent bandwidth for Internet users. Keeping content external from the Flash movie will speed the process of loading the Flash file itself because the file will be smaller.


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