Training Adobe Flash: Developing Interactive Web Content – 4 days

Class overview :

Rich Internet Applications demand sophisticated content and delivery methods. Adobe Flash is a leading development tool that provides organizations with a fast, fluid environment for creating interactive applications that enhance the end user experience.

Class goals :

  • Build and deploy cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and content with Adobe Flash
  • Create engaging animations to attract and retain users
  • Generate interactive dynamic content and special effects with ActionScript
  • Connect to relational databases and XML datasets to build real-time, data-driven applications
  • Encode and deliver streaming video to create innovative, mixed-media content
  • Integrate and distribute Flash content on multiple platforms, including DVD, Web and Mobile

Content of Adobe Flash: Developing Interactive Web Content

Fundamentals of Adobe Flash

  • Requirements of Rich Internet Applications
  • Navigating the Flash IDE
  • Exploring Flash capabilities

Building Flash Content

Analyzing the interface

  • Investigating toolbar functionality
  • Synchronizing content with the timeline
  • Adjusting interface parameters with the properties window

Creating and importing assets

  • Graphics
  • Movie clips
  • Buttons
  • Constructing navigation menus
  • Utilizing the built-in tools to create content
  • Importing video, graphics and audio
  • Leveraging Photoshop for graphic manipulation

Configuring Flash components

  • Enhancing the user interface with the Component Library
  • Extending Flash capabilities with third-party components

Bringing Flash to Life with Animation

Creating motion in scenes

  • Producing movement with Shape and Motion Tweens
  • Adding a motion path to control location
  • Synchronizing motion with sound

Achieving special effects

  • Masking
  • Dropshadows
  • Explosions
  • Silhouette
  • Fading between multiple photographs

Building complex animation structures

  • Creating nested movie clips
  • Developing multiple scenes
  • Forming animated buttons
  • Animating in 3-D

Additional Animation Techniques

  • Saving and reusing Motion Paths
  • Utilizing the Motion Editor and masking MovieClips

Developing Interactivity with ActionScript

Core language fundamentals

  • Variables
  • Objects
  • Functions
  • Making decisions and iterating through data
  • Controlling application navigation

Handling application interaction

  • Responding to user requests
  • Gathering and validating user input
  • Reacting to video and data events

Animating and styling content

  • Creating motion without the timeline
  • Adding a timed photo fade
  • Formatting user interface components with CSS

Connecting to Data Sources

Working with XML

  • Reading and parsing XML data with E4X
  • Building a user interface with XML data
  • Populating content areas

Accessing databases

  • Receiving data through server-side scripts
  • Populating the user interface with dynamic data
  • Storing user input from a Flash application

Enhancing Flash Sites with Video

Encoding video for delivery

  • Defining accepted video encoding formats
  • Handling standards and bandwidth issues
  • Transcoding video with multiple tools

Controlling playback

  • Dynamically interacting with video
  • Creating a full set of video playback options
  • Building and loading video playlists
  • Applying closed-captioning to online videos

Serving video content

  • Comparing progressive downloading and streaming
  • Delivering from a standard Web server
  • Evaluating alternative open-source servers
  • Inserting and reading video cue points

Deploying Flash

Standard delivery methods

  • Publishing to the Web
  • Distributing by physical media

Detecting Flash-capable devices

  • Utilizing the SWFObject JavaScript library
  • Offering alternative content

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …



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