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皇族电竞竞猜 The Adobe Flash Articles, Tutorials, Discussion Lists, Resources, Books, and Software section below provides an annotated listing of resources to helpful graphics tutorials, tips, Web sites, books and software programs recommendations, and more for Adobe Flash, including Flash CS4 and CS3 Professional, Flash 8, Flash MX, ActionScript, and more. Note that Adobe acquired Macromedia (2006), so you'll see Flash listed as Adobe Flash, Macromedia Flash, or both.

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Adobe Flash Tutorials and Articles

In addition to the individual tutorials listed in this section, be sure to check out Flash Sites and Resources further below for entire Web sites and sections of Web sites devoted to Flash that include a multitude of helpful Adobe Flash tutorials, tips, and much more.


Insightful article about where Flash video is heading. Includes a short history of Flash Video, Flash Video takes over, Where is all of this leading? and more. Part 1 of a 3-part series on Flash. [Article/tutorial dated 10/09/2006, by Tom Green, for .]

  • Part 2 of this 3-part series gives “a more 'techie' focus to explains what you need to know so you can prepare and deploy Flash video that will work well for all users.” Topics include QuickTime isn't dead, video compression and codecs, preparing videos for Flash, the problems with Flash video and the Flash video encoder, YouTube, dealing with Digital Rights Management (DRM), Flash media server, FLV, and more. [Article/tutorial dated 10/23/2006, by Tom Green, for .]

  • Part 3 of this 3-part series: “jump right into preparing videos with Flash just by reading this article and some of the other resources I'll recommend at the end. I'll deal with the entire process, from someone handing you a video to a user actually viewing the Flash video in a browser, and you'll do it without needing to know any code. Though the process is dead simple, the entire workflow can be both technical and, especially if you are new to Flash video, a little intimidating.” [Article/tutorial dated 11/27/2006, by Tom Green, for .]
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    Helpful tips for what to watch for and how to optimize Flash files. Topics cover colors, gradients, symbols, fonts, lines, bitmap images, sound, animation, and exporting. [Article/tutorial by .]

  • Chapter excerpt from the popular book, . Topics of this chapter: optimize filesize and download time, optimize graphics. Subtopics cover bandwidth testing, hiding low-quality settings, creating and testing optimized graphics, adjusting the animation complexity dynamically, performance, substituting bitmaps for vectors, and optimizing component downloading and usage. [Article/tutorial dated 06/2004, by Sham Bhangal, for .]
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    A dynamic text replacement technique that uses Flash, JavaScript, CSS, and well-structured markup, by Shaun Inman. See comments along with the tutorial and explanation. [Article/tutorial dated 04/19/2004, by Shaun Inman, for .]

  • Based on Marko's version adds the capability for two-color sIFR. Read how it's done, and download the files here, too. See also his blog post about it, . [Article/tutorial dated 06/23/2006 (and updated when needed), by Marko Dugonjić, .]

  • sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) is a dynamic image replacement technique using JavaScript, CSS, and Flash. It's also fully accessible to screenreaders and other assistive technology. This approach just might be the most widely accessible solution so far. “As the author states, sIFR is meant to replace short passages of plain browser text with text rendered in your typeface of choice, regardless of whether or not your users have that font installed on their systems. It accomplishes this by using a combination of javascript, CSS, and Flash.” You can read all the details here, download the files needed, along with the instructions. There's also a Wiki and a forum for discussion and much more. [Article/tutorial dated 04/27/2005, by Mike Davidson, .]

  • Mark Wubben takes over heading up work on the next version of sIFR, sIFR 3. Learn more about it here, join the mailing list, get involved, and more here. [sIFR articles, information by Mark Wubben, .]

  • The swfIR approach can “help solve some of the design limitations of the standard HTML image and its widely-accepted associated CSS values, while still supporting standards-based design concepts. Using the dark arts of JavaScript and Flash, swfIR gives you the ability to apply an assortment of visual effects to any or all images on your website. Through progressive enhancement, it looks through your page and can easily add some new flavor to standard image styling.” Download the files from the site that includes instructions. Samples include the ability to have elastic images, rotate images and have multiple rotated images on the same page, and add rounded corners to images. Licensed under the CC-GNU LPGL, and donations appreciated. [Dated 2006-2007, by Jon Aldinger, Mark Huot, Dan Mall. .]
  • For more on image replacement techniques (Flash, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, more):

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    Google's FAQ from their Webmaster Help Center with helpful information and things to consider, such as: “consider using a text browser such as Lynx to examine your site. If features such as Flash keep you from seeing all of your site in a text browser, then search engine spiders may have trouble crawling your site.” Google provides suggestions on how to handle such things and more. [Article/tutorial by .]

  • The latest info on what search engines can extract and use from Flash files, what to consider, and SEO strategies. Links to more resources, too. [Article/tutorial dated 03/27/2007, by Danny Sullivan, for .]

  • Helpful article/tutorial about how search engines “see” Flash file content. Discusses pros and cons, tips to help and tips to avoid doing, and more. [Article/tutorial dated 04/22/2007, by Cristi Dorobantescu, for .]

  • SEO expert Shari Thurow provides lots of helpful insight with this tutorial on how to get high search engine rankings while also using Flash. Although written in 2004, not outdated. [Article/tutorial dated 10/11/2004, by Shari Thurow, for .]

  • “Google is now indexing Flash content! James Gonzalez tells you how to determine which Flash content Google is actually indexing and how to optimize this content to achieve better rankings in Google's search results.” Topics: Finding Flash Content in Google, Flash Search Engine SDK, Extracting Flash Content, Optimizing Flash Content for Google, Problems of Repeating Text, Conclusion. [Article/tutorial dated 03/10/2006, by James Gonzalez, for .]

  • In this interview, Dan Crow of Google discusses the challenges and problems of indexing online video, including Flash files, along with other topics. Quite insightful about Flash files. From the interview: “Dan Crow is Google's product manager of crawl services - overseeing of the Googlebots that go out and find what's on the web. We asked him about the problem with indexing Web 2.0; whether Google is working with Adobe; the dark web - and the future for robots.txt.” [Article/tutorial dated 03/27/2007, by Bobbie Johnson, for .]

  • Great article on understanding content, style, and behavior within Flash files, then how to treat content, more. Author is a Flash engineer at Google working on YouTube. [Article/tutorial dated 03/13/2006, by Geoff Stearns, .]

  • Google's Webmaster guidelines specifically for Flash, images, and other non-text files. [Article/tutorial by .]
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    Very active online forum with numerous Flash-related topics. Fabulous online forum for all things Flash. [Online forum by Pablo “aSH” Parrado (Adobe Community Expert), .]

  • Helpful online forums provided by Adobe (formerly Macromedia) for all things Flash. [, formerly Macromedia]

  • 皇族电竞竞猜 for the very popular Flasher e-mail discussion list. Archives, links, book recommendations at the site.
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    Web site devoted to ActionScript tutorials, especially ActionScript 3 and Flash CS3. Basic, intermediate, and Advanced techniques here. [Web site: .]

  • Dozens of tutorials on Adobe Flash and ActionScript. Main topics include Basic Drawing, Special Effects, Advanced / Actionscript, Server-Side Flash, Isometry, Game Development, Reviews. [Articles/tutorials via .]

  • By Lynda.com (Lynda Weinman). Tips, including some available in Quicktime format. You'll find many free tutorials and many available by subscription. Top-notch.

  • Web site devoted to Flash as a Flash developers resource center. Tutorials, features, sound FX and sound loops, reviews, forums, fonts, and much more here. [Web site: .]

  • Hillman Curtis's Web site for the book. Interested in reading a book by the world's foremost Flash authority? This is it. Combined with other foremost Flash developers, this is packed full of direction and inspiration. Or you can .

  • by Netron. A site devoted to games made with Flash, by Adobe (formerly Macromedia). Also has tutorials (sliding menus, buttons, preloading, actionscript), resources, Flash info.

  • An entire site dedicated to Flash. Latest news, articles, conferences, newsletter, resources, reviews and books, more.

  • An entire site devoted to Flash, by Chris MacGregor.

  • Want some creative inspiration by the top Flash authority? Check out Hillman Curtis's Flash portfolio!

  • Flash tutorials, training videos (commercial) available for beginners, intermediates, advanced. Available for immediate download or via CDs. Many by Craig Campbell. Full length videos available online for free preview within each tutorial series - good way to check them out prior to purchase. For beginners: Introduction to Actionscript 3.0,Introduction to Flash 8, Introduction to Flash MX 2004, Flash CS3 Quickstart, Flash 8 Quickstart, Introduction to Actionscript 2.0, Introduction to Flash Banner Ads. For intermediates /Advanced: Using Flash Templates to Build Websites, Creating Slideshows in CS3, Add Flash Elements to websites, Introduction to Cartooning, Introduction to Building Games, Integrating Flash with XML, Adding Video to Your Website, Building a Website in Flash 8, Building a Website in MX2004, Flash Animation & Intros, and several Tips & Tricks bundles. Also SwishMAX Tips & Tricks. Much more at the site, too. Subscribe to their podcast for previews of their video training. [Site by .]

  • This section at Webmonkey offers a variety of tutorials for beginning to advanced users of Flash.
  • See also Fonts Pixel and LED Fonts for Adobe Flash, Swish here at sx-science.cn.

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    Flash (and Dreamweaver) author David Karlins' blog containing info about his latest books, Q&A, comments, and more. [Weblog/blog by David Karlins, .]

  • You'll find all the latest news and information about Flash here, all in a fun, interesting writing style. Mike also works for Adobe as “Group Manager of Platform Evangelism, focusing on Adobe's Apollo project.” [Weblog/blog by Mike Downey, .]

  • Quite a few annotated links here to helpful tutorials and video tutorials on Adobe Flash, including Flash CS3 Professional and other versions. [Listing by .]

  • Links to Flash-related Web sites recommended and provided by the Flash discussion list, Flasher.

  • from 皇族电竞竞猜.com (Jennifer Kyrnin). Learn about Flash features, general info on Flash, sections for newbies through experienced Flash developers, Flash clipart and sound loops, tutorials, source files, add-ons and utilities, third party software, support and training. [Listing by Jennifer Kyrnin, 皇族电竞竞猜.com's .]
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  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Software

    Adobe Flash CS3 is available on its own or bundled within Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium, Design Premium, Production Premium, or the Master Collection. Links to more information for both Windows and Macintosh versions are below.

    What's in each CS3 bundled edition? See Adobe Creative Suite 3 Matrix: What's in Each Edition? here at sx-science.cn.

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