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Flash Animation 23: Flash for Web Design: Creating Individual Content Pages

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Flash Animation 23: Flash for Web Design: Creating Individual Content Pages
When we last left off, we'd set up a web page design and assembled the container for our web page content in Flash. Now we need to create the basis for individual pages, including telling our buttons to go somewhere before making each button's actual destination.

If you've ever created a basic HTML web page before, you're probably used to having multiple individual HTML files for your web page, all of them linked by the usual <a href="http://www.domain.com/page.html">-style link tag. We aren't going to use that; although the end result may look like multiple files, we're still going to stay inside a single Flash movie and just navigate between frames. This makes copying the design and functionality from page to page much easier, and any time that you need to make small changes to your design or content, they can be reflected site-wide very easily.

For now you should only have one frame, on two layers. On the layer containing your buttons, I want you to go ahead and insert a stop; that way, when your web page initially loads, it won't start immediately zipping through the individual pages at a rate of 12 pages per second.

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