How can I create a website with Flash?

INSPI June 16, 2011
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I want to create a website using flash. I have few questions regrading this:

1) What are the requirements for this?
2) From where can I get the full version of FLASH 8 (not trial version)?
3) Can anyone please suggest me video tutorials for this?
4) Can I create a website using ASP and Flash?

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  1. Rodney
    July 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Google "Project Rome" It is a free Adobe product that lets you build flash websites.

  2. Theprernasharma
    June 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I agree with all yours comments.What i require is a site with impact full GUI.HTML5 is not supported by all browsers as per my information..
    What if i use Microsoft's Silverlight for this purpose.Can you please throw a light on it's advantages and disadvantages?

    • James Bruce
      June 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

      Silverlight and Flash are much of the same really. Flashy effects for unusable websites. Even less people have silverlight. 

      I think it comes down to - do you want a website, or an art project? If you're doing a website, you should not be creating weird and wonderful "full impact" GUIs - that's the point everyone is trying to get across here. Make something useable, and web standards compliant. HTML5 is supported on all browsers with the use of shims and some javascript - but it's not really useable for what you want anyway, so that's irrelevant. If on the other you actually do want an art project, then by all means go crazy in flash, it doesnt need to be useable at all. 

  3. Jack Cola
    June 18, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Flash and ASP are old technologies, and not everyone has flash installed, so those people won't be able to access your website.

    If you want to make a site, I suggest getting Joomla or something. But if you desperately want to make a flash site, I suggest you check out this article I wrote http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-professionallooking-flash-website-free/

  4. James Bruce
    June 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Please dont make a website in flash, it flies against everything the web has become for usability and most developers got over that phase a long time ago. 

    My suggestion - avoid learning a dying technology, and ask about HTML5, CSS3, and JQuery. If you can prove your way with those, you will genuinely have a useful set of job skills for life. Dont expect flash to be around in another 5 years - it will go the way of flashing gifs and we can all sit around the campfire laughing at how crap the web was with flash. 

    • Jeffery Fabish
      June 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      I agree with James, partially. Flash is a great technology if you'd like to be...well...flashy. "Swish" is a great alternative to Flash, and is even more flashy, it's swishy.

      Flash probably (as you said) won't be around much longer with its consistent 0 day vulnerabilities, completely proprietary business model, etc.

  5. Theprernasharma
    June 17, 2011 at 4:39 am

    what is this?

    • James Bruce
      June 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

      probably a comment that said "flash sucks". see my comment instead!

  6. Jeffery Fabish
    June 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    If you plan to develop your own flash template, you will need:

    1.) Extensive knowledge in Action Script (OOPL), Adobe Flash Professional, Website+Hosting and a lot of time.

    2.) You can purchase Flash Professional CS5.5 from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/products/). As I assume piracy is forbidden here, I'll just say TPB.

    3.) VTC.com (Video Training Company) offers great tutorials on Adobe products, such as this one: http://www.vtc.com/products/Adobe-Flash-Professional-CS5-Tutorials.htm
    Also, check out Lynda.com. With Adobe Products, try to find a certified training authority. 

    4.) Obviously your entire website won't be done in flash, so use ASP to develop the HTML pages. I actually use Dreamweaver, but either will work.

    Alternatively you could always purchase a flash template: http://www.templatemonster.com/flash-templates.php

    I suggest adding in a module for users without flash, so they know your website requires Flash to be installed, because if you don't it's just a flash button. 

    • Theprernasharma
      June 17, 2011 at 4:36 am

      what about using ASPNetMedia - The ASP.NET Flash Control (http://www.aspnetflash.com/) to integrate asp with flash...and wix (www.wix.com) to create website..?

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