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This tutorial will help you build a 100% flash website. I'm publishing this because, I can't find a tutorial for this topic in here. I only found "building flash website template" published here, that's a different topic I guess ;). This instructables is not recommended, if your planning your site to be index by search engine robots to make a ranking, this is intended for those who want a rich media website showing visuals for the eyes.

Credits goes to the original author of this tutorial: idanarbel@yahoo.com-Enjoy commenting and reading!

Step 1: Let's start

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Just read instructions on the pix
dchall88 years ago
Call me dense but what is flash? I've heard of it and know that it is used to make some websites, but I don't know what it is. I presume it is some kind of software that is waaaaay out of my price range. Come to think of it, the most annoying websites I can think of were done in flash, but I'm sure the capabilities could be used for good instead of evil.
Can you believe it 300 dollars for one program that is ridiculous but i really want to use flash but its waaaaayyyyy out of my price range
stuuf dchall86 years ago
It's an overpriced proprietary vector animation tool with some scripting and streaming media functions that people who forget about the fact that interoperability and accessibility are the very things that made the web so successful up until 6 years ago believe they can abuse to write entire web sites while still being taken seriously as web developers. Wow, this was published 2 years ago? I was going to list all the reasons this deserved a 0.5 rating, but I'm sure the author has heard everything by now so repeating it all would just be mean at this point...
Flash is very expensive, but it's a great tool. Many sites incorporate flash elements without actually being done entirely in the program. The objects are just embedded in the script.
The best explanation to "what is flash?" would be to point you this way: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/?promoid=BPDEE
But, to sum up, it's basically an animating program that allows you to create and animate vector-based images and type and animate them on a timeline (but that is sort of simplifying it). I've tried a lot of different knock-off programs, and nothing I've tried has come close to flash!
Hope that helps clear things up! :)
collard416 years ago
i just got Adobe Master collection off a friend. it is so good. so now i am trying to learn flash. heres where i got to in 10 mins. i have put it into an animated .gif. i did not want to put it on youtube to then embed it here. its pretty simple with no actionscript. but it took a lot of problem solving. mainly to get it to follow a path
sorry if you cant get ti to play. i couldnt. how do you attach a file. so i can put a .swf file on here.
madebytrish8 years ago
Hey, if it's his first instructable, give him a break. And obviously, if you don't want to use the instructable, it doesn't mean that you have talk about how you don't like it. Some people will find this helpful! Some people want all flash websites despite the problems! Some people like pink flamingos in their front lawn. Doesn't mean you're going to go knock on their door and tell them how tack they are.
Do you understand what this is trying to teach us (I don't)? It seems to require some previous knowledge of Flash. I notice no mention of html or how to get this running from a URL, and it's acknowledged that this is someone else's work anyway.
Would you ask for the same measure of tolerance on this 'first Instructable':
(i.e. virgins should not be let off the hook as a matter of course)

If your friend decided to decorate with pink flamingos, would you say something or just laugh behind their back? This is a heads-up on 'one flamingo is ok, what you have is tacky.'
I would say... "um.. as long as it's not MY house". Bottomline, don't persecute a guy for trying to be helpful. This is not a good welcome to the instructables community!
tiuk8 years ago
The internet needs fewer flash websites, not more.
crestind tiuk8 years ago
What exactly can be better than flash?
tiuk crestind8 years ago
Hmm, I don't know. How about something that is designed to be indexed by search engines, and is easily accessible to the blind? Or at the very least, something that doesn't require a proprietary browser plugin for the site to be accessible at all. Flash websites are the antithesis of what the web was designed for.
sx3indy tiuk8 years ago
It sounds like you need to take a few lessons on the subject of how to index flash, as well as how to make it accessable for the impared. Moreover, a quick read on how to correctly embed an object. Please let me know how I can help direct you in becoming more informed about Flash.
tiuk sx3indy8 years ago
I realize that the accessibility issues can be remedied (though in most implementations of flash the developers seem to have no regard for accessibility). This still doesn't address the problem of requiring a plugin.
latobada tiuk8 years ago
Yay for AJAX
Czaezar8 years ago
Um, is this not done with some sort of program because you cant just click "modify", "movie" on any program.
degroof Czaezar8 years ago
Yeah, the tutorial seems to skip that step. If I had to guess, I'd say it's Macromedia Flash MX.
It all being pictures leads me to believe that you got them from another site, and that they are not of your making...if so, you would need to remove them. If you did write the text on them, then I agree with west, you should extract the text. Good Job.
It's not her own work, she said so in the introduction: "Credits goes to the original author of this tutorial: original author - idanarbel@yahoo.com. "
that could have been any part of it, not just the pictures. I wasn't sure.
I'm not quite sure now that you say that either, and i don't know why i referred to the author as a her....
westfw8 years ago
Thank you for providing the PDF. Can't you extract the text and make "real" instructable steps?
rush_elixir (author)  westfw8 years ago
I'm sorry, in a hurry to figure out how to publish this. first instructable. i will do better next time
I'm a bit curious why you're in a hurry to publish this? Did you have like a time limit when you just got to have an Instructble published?
VIRON matseng8 years ago
IMHO, the time limit is probably before-someone-else-does, and says "I did it first", maybe. Note:I did not write this one. We all share ideas for free, but perhaps still get a wee bit of bragging rights at least.
Note that you CAN still edit an instructable after it has been published...
latobada8 years ago
You: "I'm publishing this coz I can't find a ..."
Them :"There is no rush to write an Instructable, so shortened forms of words, “u” and “ur” for example, are not acceptable. "
Notes On Language

Welcome to Instructables, Enjoy your stay! (Don't take this comment the wrong way, truly I mean to say welcome!)
mharriger8 years ago
One problem with an all-flash website is that it isn't accessible to users running some older browsers or some people using Linux (which is, admittedly, a small population). For example, it is somewhat difficult to get flash working under distributions of Linux built for the AMD-64 architecture. Providing a non-flash way to access the content might be a good idea if you want to cater to these users as well.
Such as providing an HTML/CSS site, now almost every computer can run PHP, and XML/JAVA, bringing about one of the most revolutionary (but yet to be fully un-veiled) Web Innovations, AJAX. Welcome to the ' web 2.0' era.
rush_elixir (author)  mharriger8 years ago
This tutorial is meant to guide you on how to use flash media in your sites. I already knew the problems on all flash sites. but thanks for the comment
I just find flash websites extremely annoying, and skip them without going any farther. If you have something you want me to see, DON'T WASTE MY TIME!!!
pharoah jtobako8 years ago
Flash websites are generally a great way to show "LOOK, I HAVE A FLASH WEBSITE". They're the internet equivalent of Mac OSX window animations, and I find them very annoying and counter-intuitive. They are good for very specific types of designs like the Don't Click site.
Also, search engines cannot index flash-only sites because there's no plain-text html files to examine.