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Using Flash 8 with Dreamweaver 8

Sep 9, 2006 12:13 AM

Hi guys and gals, I am in a unfomfortable situation now. I have awsome ideas of how I would like to implement my creative talents in building awsome websites but I cannot seem to transfer over what ever graphics, text, buttons to Dreamweaver. I'm creating .swf files but when I try to open up any item created from Flash it gets all weird. I cannot seem to save those graphics and such to html so I keep getting like a grey box with the flash logo.

Now, moving items from Fireworks to Dreamweaver is fine but moving items from Flash to Dreamweaver is a pain in the arse.

Also, I TOTALLY understand that Dreamweaver is a awsome formating tool but I don't know about you guys but I feel that I feel so restrained by using these templates. I understand that websites need to have structure but what if you want to make different structures for certain pages on your sight?

Yes using CSS is very customizable but MUST you have templates to put any type of graphic on a Dreamweaver design view?

All I want to achieve is making simple graphics with Flash, Edit those graphics with Fireworks and drop them into Dreamweaver. That's ALL I want to do but I'm having such a hard time doing this.

I'm beginning to feel completely retarded or something but I'm just not getting it. I've bought every dog gone book and CD on the market but I'm just not getting this concept.

But then again, I am a beginner so slap me twice, lol.

Please for all you veterans out their, explain to me like I'm a 12 year old. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I'm trying to build a simple mock up of a simple web page with like 5 navigational pages. I want to have buttons, graphics, text, sound and video just to include what most websites have just so I can get a understanding of how to put together a web page.

Do you guys have suggestions on this idea?

Thank you once again and god bless.
 
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    Sep 9, 2006 12:29 AM   in reply to bubblesblow
    Wot r u doing wrong,

    I insert lots of flash, its ded easy click ' insert' 'media' then on the type of flash object you want to insert.

    Your trying the complex when the simplex works!
     
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    Sep 9, 2006 1:05 AM   in reply to bubblesblow
    >feel so restrained by using these templates
    what templates? Halo? Don't.

    > need to have structure but what if you want to make different structures
    > for certain pages on your sight
    No problem (see below)

    >moving items from Flash to Dreamweaver is a pain in the arse.
    Don't move - import them

    >drop them into Dreamweaver
    see above

    >I've bought every dog gone book and CD on the market
    All the books in the world on Dreamweaver cannot replace books/tutorials on
    HTML and CSS before you get to the hair-tearing stage (oops! too late!)

    > Please for all you veterans out their, explain to me like I'm a 12 year
    > old. What am I doing wrong?
    Not a veteran (well, not in experience lol!) - what you're doing wrong is
    going about using Dreamweaver like you would Word or as if it's WYSIWYG -
    it's not.
    Have a look at this
    http://www.w3schools.com/ on the left, learn X/HTML and Learn CSS.
    There *are* good, ready-made templates available if you want to go down this
    road, but without a grounding in HTML and CSS, you will continue to wonder
    if it's all worth it (o:
    http://www.dreamweaverresources.com/freetemplates.htm
    and others. Good luck!

    --
    Jo





    "bubblesblow" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:edtpi5$odf$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    > Hi guys and gals, I am in a unfomfortable situation now. I have awsome
    > ideas of
    > how I would like to implement my creative talents in building awsome
    > websites
    > but I cannot seem to transfer over what ever graphics, text, buttons to
    > Dreamweaver. I'm creating .swf files but when I try to open up any item
    > created
    > from Flash it gets all weird. I cannot seem to save those graphics and
    > such to
    > html so I keep getting like a grey box with the flash logo.
    >
    > Now, moving items from Fireworks to Dreamweaver is fine but moving items
    > from
    > Flash to Dreamweaver is a pain in the arse.
    >
    > Also, I TOTALLY understand that Dreamweaver is a awsome formating tool but
    > I
    > don't know about you guys but I feel that I feel so restrained by using
    > these
    > templates. I understand that websites need to have structure but what if
    > you
    > want to make different structures for certain pages on your sight?
    >
    > Yes using CSS is very customizable but MUST you have templates to put any
    > type
    > of graphic on a Dreamweaver design view?
    >
    > All I want to achieve is making simple graphics with Flash, Edit those
    > graphics with Fireworks and drop them into Dreamweaver. That's ALL I want
    > to do
    > but I'm having such a hard time doing this.
    >
    > I'm beginning to feel completely retarded or something but I'm just not
    > getting it. I've bought every dog gone book and CD on the market but I'm
    > just
    > not getting this concept.
    >
    > But then again, I am a beginner so slap me twice, lol.
    >
    > Please for all you veterans out their, explain to me like I'm a 12 year
    > old.
    > What am I doing wrong?
    >
    > Also, I'm trying to build a simple mock up of a simple web page with like
    > 5
    > navigational pages. I want to have buttons, graphics, text, sound and
    > video
    > just to include what most websites have just so I can get a understanding
    > of
    > how to put together a web page.
    >
    > Do you guys have suggestions on this idea?
    >
    > Thank you once again and god bless.
    >


     
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