Adobe Flash

Creating a banner in Flash, 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 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.

As you examine the finished version of an application that you'll create, you'll also look at the Flash workspace. In this section, you will complete the following tasks:

  • Open the authoring document
  • Review the completed FLA file
  • Close the completed project

In subsequent sections you'll go through the steps to create the application yourself starting with a brand new FLA file.