I finally figured out most of the details and got my site to a shell of what I want it. However, on slower internet connections it takes a long time to load. When I was at school, it loaded right up, but at home it takes a good full minute or so.
I have optimized every vector and image I can. What else can I do? I dont understand why it takes so long to load.
Here is the site as it stands:
let me know what yout think
Have to changed the embed settings of any images? Go to the project library, right click on an image, and select Convert to LInked Image. That should help as well.
For more control on the loading of assets you will have to add some ActionScript via Flash Builder.
Tara wrote an article on this over on FlashCats:
As Chris mentioned, linking your images (rather than embedding them) will probably significantly decrease load time. It looks like you've probably embedded every image in your portfolio, which will add to your swf size.