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===What is it?===
 
===What is it?===
Adobe '''Flash''' is a popular digital media application. Flash can be used to make compelling animations as well as non-linear interactive applications. Often, flash is used in combination with .html files and even databases to create complex media-rich websites. Lately, Flash has been positioned a a delivery platform for mobile devices, such as cellular phones.
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Adobe '''Flash''' is a popular digital media application. Flash can be used to make compelling animations as well as non-linear interactive applications. Often, flash is used in combination with .html files and even databases to create complex media-rich websites. Lately, Flash has been positioned as a delivery platform for mobile devices, such as cellular phones.
 
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Adobe acquired Flash (as well as many other applications) when they purchased the Macromedia company in 2005.
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Flash is available for Windows or Macintosh, and in theory it is possible to bring your files between platforms. These authoring files have a .fla extension. Published (exported) Flash files have a .swf ("swiff") extension.
 
Flash is available for Windows or Macintosh, and in theory it is possible to bring your files between platforms. These authoring files have a .fla extension. Published (exported) Flash files have a .swf ("swiff") extension.
  
; Example presentations:
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; Example projects:
 
*[[Media:samplefla1.zip|Sample Flash 1]] (animation w/tweens)
 
*[[Media:samplefla1.zip|Sample Flash 1]] (animation w/tweens)
 
*[[Media:samplefla2.zip|Sample Flash 2]] (interaction w/buttons & actionscript)
 
*[[Media:samplefla2.zip|Sample Flash 2]] (interaction w/buttons & actionscript)
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Adobe acquired Flash (as well as many other applications) when they purchased the Macromedia company in 2005.
  
 
===Accessing Flash===
 
===Accessing Flash===
Flash, as part of Adobe Studio CS3, is available in the [[Computer Center]] and some [[Computer Labs and Classrooms|other locations on campus]].  
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Flash, as part of Adobe Creative Suite, is available in the [[Computer Center]] and some [[Computer Labs and Classrooms|other locations on campus]].  
 
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===Flash Help===
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[http://www.evergreen.edu/computercenter/downloads/flash.pdf Flash Handout for Students].
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[[Tutorial - Flash| Flash tutorial]]
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[[Category:Flash]]
 
[[Category:Flash]]

Latest revision as of 18:27, 17 March 2010

What is it?

Adobe Flash is a popular digital media application. Flash can be used to make compelling animations as well as non-linear interactive applications. Often, flash is used in combination with .html files and even databases to create complex media-rich websites. Lately, Flash has been positioned as a delivery platform for mobile devices, such as cellular phones.

Flash is available for Windows or Macintosh, and in theory it is possible to bring your files between platforms. These authoring files have a .fla extension. Published (exported) Flash files have a .swf ("swiff") extension.

Example projects

Adobe acquired Flash (as well as many other applications) when they purchased the Macromedia company in 2005.

Accessing Flash

Flash, as part of Adobe Creative Suite, is available in the Computer Center and some other locations on campus.