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WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook

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WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook

Overview of this book

WordPress is much more than just a blogging platform now. This flexible CMS is the power behind millions of URLs, including blue-chip companies, small business, and personal websites. Flash is a world-famous multimedia platform. This book will show you the best of the proven and popular strategies and techniques to deliver rich multimedia content, which will let you sail through the world of Flashy Wordpress with ease.This book will take you through clear well-formed and comprehensive recipes, through the most essential and useful Flash multimedia tools for Wordpress available today including plugins for images, audio and video, as well as projects you can do yourself in Flash. It helps you to create a Wordpress website full of Flash content. We show the big picture by providing context, best practices and strategies. Detailed instructions are provided for each section. This book provides you with the shortlist of the most essential Flash tools for creating a dynamic and media-rich website or blog, and shows you how to implement these on your site. The sections on Flash are intended to give you the option to create custom .swf files, giving you an alternative to plugins that already exist. The book will show you how to configure Flash content in your WordPress site/blog for maximum SEO, introduce Flash content to your Wordpress with and without plugins, import image feeds, use lightbox effects, and much more.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
WordPress Resources
Flash Resources

Chapter 8. Flash Animations

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Creating a shape tween

  • Creating a classic tween

  • Creating a motion tween

  • Using the Motion Editor

  • Using motion presets

  • Animating with the Bone tool

  • Animating inside movie clips

  • Creating a button


This chapter covers creating your own Flash animations for your blog. The focus here is on animating in the Flash timeline. The lessons here are to help you with the fundamentals of Flash animation and give you a jump start on the process.

Using symbols is an important part of animating in Flash. There are three different types of symbols: graphic symbols, buttons, and movie clips. All symbols in Flash have some sort of timeline:

  • The timeline of a graphic symbol allows multiple layers to exist in the same symbol, but not animation. Graphic symbols hold static information.

  • A button has a timeline that is not time-based, but user-based. This means that the button symbol instance changes based on what the user does with their...