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Does anyone have experience using Flash movies within FrontPage?

I'm starting to see a demand for Flash based sites, but still love the convenience of FrontPage for Meta's and HTML editing.

I would appreciate your opinions on the drawbacks and benefits.  It has been suggested that I migrate to Dreamweaver, but....I'm still a Microsoft Girl at heart <g>.

Thanks in advance.

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I don't see any reason why you should leave your favorite editor.

In fact the Flash player is just an ActiveX control pasted on a web page. You can resize it, place it on a separate frame or table, etc.

Moreover, Flash itself is able to generate the corresponding HTML file when you publish a swf movie. The presentation settings are limited, but the page can be easily enhanced in FrontPage.
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Thanks for your comment brice123.  Using Flash as components of a site is not the problem though.  But perhaps I am on the wrong track.

I am making a SITE in Flash.  The "movie" is 800 x 600 px and the buttons within it take you to different scenes.  What I am trying to do is to link selected text on the different scenes to either another url or scene.

As I said, I am new to this, so I welcome comments.  If you think this is not the most effective use of the Flash movies, I'm willing to entertain opinions.  8-)

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Sure you can do it! Take a look on the archive section on http://www.macromedia.com/gallery. You will find hundreds of impressive sites 100% made in Flash.

However, Flash is perhaps not the best choice if you have to display long texts.
Small fonts (with or without antialiasing) are not well rendered, but it's just a subjective opinion.
In this case, a mix between HTML and Flash is a good compromise.
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So, in essence, you are saying in answer to my 1st question is that there are drawbacks to using only Flash, but using the movies in conjunction with static pages, and more specifically using them within the FrontPage environment is an effective tool?

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Yes, that's what we deed for our company's home page for example.

Take a look on http:\\www.tecsys.lu and click on the "About us" link.
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Thanks brice123

That is exactly what I needed to know.

(Nice site BTW)

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