I would like to use Flash for our site/images and am very new to the idea. We have Creative Suite CS2 and DW MX2004. The only version of Flash I could purchase would be Flash CS4, do you know if this will be compatible with MX2004? Also, would I create using Flash or Shockave?
You could use Flash CS4 to create content, publish html/SWF and then modify that SWF with Dreamweaver CS2 if necessary. You'll lose some of the connection features built into the later versions of the other suite products, but that's not a deal breaker.
I would suggest you explore the options for learning Flash on http://www.adobe.com/devnet.
Thank you. I don't have DW CS2, only MX 2004, but I'm assuming that shouldn't be an issue.